Examples from the Web for tapster
He had recourse to the law everywhere, and the tapster was everywhere acquitted.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
In the same chamber were the tapster and his dame; for privacy was not compatible either with "mine host's" means or inclination.
Here I had some of the company of the tapster's wife a while, and so home to my office, and then home to supper and to bed.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Of the little party gathered together at Wyndfell Hall, Tapster was the one whom the doctor felt he really didn't like.From Out the Vasty Deep|Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
Ben Jonson calls for a quart of raw wine, and gives it to the tapster.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England|Richard Valpy French
British Dictionary definitions for tapster
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.