- a woman who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
- to work or serve as a waitress: She waitressed in a restaurant to help pay her way through college.
Origin of waitress
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Examples from the Web for waitress
She is a waitress, he helps run the family ranch, and something more criminal.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability
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Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment
October 8, 2014
Bowie was born David Jones to a waitress mother and public relations father in Brixton, England, in 1947.The Making—and Remaking—of David Bowie
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We were finishing steaks at a motel dining room, washing them down with beer, when the waitress could stand it no longer.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
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“You have to try my cherry banana shake,” waitress Trista says.The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.
Jane & Michael Stern
July 21, 2014
Tillie was no longer the waitress at a cheap boarding-house.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He knew nothing of her except her name and that she was employed as a waitress in a restaurant.
The waitress had brought the tea and bread and honey, and they waited until she had gone.
We can make them look very dainty, on a tray, and the waitress can bring them in.Alice Adams
Presently the waitress entered and gave her a letter from Margaret.Howards End
E. M. Forster
- a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant
- (intr) to act as a waitress
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Word Origin and History for waitress
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