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waitress

[ wey-tris ]
/ ˈweɪ trɪs /

noun

a woman who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.

verb (used without object)

to work or serve as a waitress: She waitressed in a restaurant to help pay her way through college.

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waiting period, waiting room, waitingly, waitlist, waitperson, waitress, waitressing, waitron, waitstaff, waitz, waive

Origin of waitress

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

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for waitress's

waitress

/ (ˈweɪtrɪs) /

noun

a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant

verb

(intr) to act as a waitress
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Word Origin and History for waitress's

waitress


n.

1834; see waiter + -ess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper