bar·​keep ˈbär-ˌkēp How to pronounce barkeep (audio)
variants or less commonly barkeeper

Examples of barkeep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By unlocking powerful real estate development tools, a new stadium allows a team owner to create a broader development that captures even more revenue — which, in this case, once went to ordinary barkeeps and restaurant owners hoping to serve the game-day crowds. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 Malachy McCourt, the Irish American author, barkeep, and actor known for his long-running role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, died Monday in Manhattan. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 Mar. 2024 And Just Like That… primarily for the character of Steve Brady, barkeep and longtime husband of lawyer Miranda Hobbes. Nell Beram, Vogue, 17 Aug. 2023 Sakhyiuk started work as a barkeep only the month before the war began. Laura Kingstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2023 The Supreme Court is not an Old West saloon with swinging doors through which Trump can dramatically barge in, grabbing the attention of a grizzled barkeep. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2020 Meet Sirona Ryan, a barkeep at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. Nick Romano,, 6 Feb. 2023 Garrett Hedlund pops up as a nice barkeep with money issues. Darren Franich,, 11 Nov. 2022 Born in Gresham in 1932, Still retired as police chief at age 52, after 30 years with the bureau, when a barkeep named Bud Clark ousted Ivancie as mayor in 1984. oregonlive, 17 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barkeep was in 1671

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“Barkeep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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