bar·​back | \ ˈbär-ˌbak How to pronounce barback (audio) \
variants: or bar-back \ ˈbär-​ˌbak How to pronounce bar-back (audio) \
plural barbacks or bar-backs

Definition of barback

chiefly US
: a worker whose job is to assist a bartender (as by setting out glasses and restocking beverages) Then he moved to New York, where he started out as a barback at House of Brews in Midtown Manhattan before moving behind the bar.— Coley Ward, Arizona Daily Star, 21 Feb. 2008

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First Known Use of barback

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Barback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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