[ wey-tris ]
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  1. a woman who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.

verb (used without object)
  1. to work or serve as a waitress: She waitressed in a restaurant to help pay her way through college.

Origin of waitress

First recorded in 1580–90; wait(e)r + -ess

usage note For waitress

See -ess, -person.

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British Dictionary definitions for waitress


/ (ˈweɪtrɪs) /

  1. a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant

  1. (intr) to act as a waitress

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