[ hed-wey-ter ]
/ ˈhɛdˈweɪ tər /
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a person in charge of waiters, busboys, etc., in a restaurant or dining car.
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How to use headwaiter in a sentence
A comic imitation of a sycophantic head waiter took him over.Courting Brando|Harold Evans|December 19, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The two had arrived at the dining tent where a head waiter was assigning the guests to their places among the many tables.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
A perfect understanding existed between her and her head-waiter, 'Uncle Abraham.'Alone|Marion Harland
The head waiter was already leading them to a table set for three in accordance with the order Manan had telephoned from her room.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
In about five minutes the head waiter came back, solemn and dignified, bringing the fruit for dessert.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete|Guy de Maupassant
You shall have what you want, even if it causes the head-waiter to perish in his pride.'Trent's Last Case|E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
British Dictionary definitions for headwaiter
a waiter who supervises the activities of other waiters and arranges the seating of guests
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