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waitress

[ wey-tris ]
/ ˈweɪ trɪs /
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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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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

waitress
/ (ˈweɪtrɪs) /

noun
a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant
verb
(intr) to act as a waitress
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