verb (used without object)
- waitangi day,
- waitangi tribunal,
- waite, morrison remick,
- waiting for godot,
- waiting game,
- waiting in the wings
Origin of waiter
Examples from the Web for waiter
“If you are a waiter, you can make twice as much in Austin relative to Flint,” remarked Moretti.
A waiter brings out some fresh pretzels and homemade pork and wine sausages.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
As he was about to offer some to Abu Hassar, our waiter came over.
Before we could begin our conversation again, the waiter brought out a large silver tray with our lunch.
When the waiter returned to the hotel with the police the officer had vanished; and you were there with your own passport.Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress|George Bernard Shaw
When the waiter had withdrawn, he and Cynthia looked at each other aghast.Cynthia|Leonard Merrick
I rang for the waiter, and asked him to go and tell the gentleman this.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
The waiter disappeared, and presently returned with a small decanter and two minute wine-glasses.Dikes and Ditches|Oliver Optic
The waiter looked grateful and after a polite Thank you, Miss, left the room solemnly shaking his head.Polly's First Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
late 14c., "attendant, watchman," agent noun from wait (v.). Sense of "servant who waits at tables" is from late 15c., originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s.