- a bartender.
Origin of tapster
Examples from the Web for tapster
Historical Examples of tapster
Mr. Tapster felt as if a stranger were standing there before him.
Then Mr. Tapster slowly rose from his arm-chair and faced his wife.
They were carrying a hurdle from which Mr. Tapster quickly averted his eyes.
Then Mr. Tapster slowly rose from his armchair and faced his wife.
Mr. Tapster's sister-in-law only now interfered where his children were concerned.
- rare a barman
- (in W Africa) a man who taps palm trees to collect and sell palm wine
Word Origin for tapster
Word Origin and History for tapster
"person employed to tap liquors," Old English tæppestre "hostess at an inn, woman employed to tap liquors," from tæppa "tap" (see tap (n.)) + fem. ending -ster.