- a person in charge of waiters, busboys, etc., in a restaurant or dining car.
Origin of headwaiter
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Examples from the Web for headwaiter
"Perhaps I'd better call the headwaiter, sir," the golem said stiffly.It Could Be Anything
John Keith Laumer
He could think of nothing to say to the headwaiter who offered him his choice of tables.
Strathdene gave the headwaiter a bill and followed Kedzie out.
Maria would not take the table which the headwaiter offered.The Boy Grew Older
The headwaiter, clad in the long waistcoat and full trunk-hose of the late Seventeenth Century, bowed punctiliously.The Penal Cluster
Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)