headwaiter

[hed-wey-ter]

noun

a person in charge of waiters, busboys, etc., in a restaurant or dining car.

Origin of headwaiter

First recorded in 1795–1805; head + waiter
Related formssub·head·wait·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for head waiter

head waiter

noun

a waiter who supervises the activities of other waiters and arranges the seating of guests
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