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View synonyms for garçon

garçon

[ gar-sawn ]

noun

, French.
, plural gar·çons [g, a, r, -, sawn].
  1. (usually in direct address) a waiter in a restaurant.
  2. a boy or a young unmarried man.
  3. a male employee or servant.


garçon

/ ɡarsɔ̃; ˈɡɑsɒn /

noun

  1. a waiter or male servant, esp if French
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Word History and Origins

Origin of garçon1

C19: from Old French gars lad, probably of Germanic origin
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Example Sentences

It opened, the garcon mumbled something, and Madame Chalice entered slowly.

He was just at this time living en garcon, his wife and children being away on a visit.

The dinner was given in the house where my host and his friend, Captain Pantoukin, lived, en garcon.

Our stout-armed garcon took a position on our sleigh, and by a fistic argument succeeded in turning us aside.

They were left alone, at an imperious signal, and Madame Louison bade Hawke regale himself en garcon.

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