bar·​keep | \ ˈbär-ˌkēp How to pronounce barkeep (audio) \
variants: or less commonly barkeeper \ ˈbär-​ˌkē-​pər How to pronounce barkeep (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Skeptics were thrilled by the opportunity to use the nickname Bud Lite when denouncing him as an inexperienced barkeep. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 10 May 2022 When the barkeep made the approach with my pathetic offer of another round, Bird shook his head., 9 Nov. 2021 There were no masks among the patrons; the barkeep scrutinized documents while pulling on the tap. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 As an essayist and editor, Fitzgerald had long served as a kind of genial barkeep of the literary internet — an avuncular, boozy presence with killer taste in books. Robert Moor, Curbed, 1 Sep. 2021 Their father died of cancer before they were born, and their mother, Nora, works simultaneously as the town barkeep and the town therapist. Washington Post, 22 June 2021 The Flaming Moe, named for fictional barkeep Moe Szyslak, is a tequila cocktail made with blue Curacao, watermelon, lime, Tabasco and a Tajin rim. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 25 May 2021 Jessie knows where the girl is going next: to the barkeep who facilitated her assault. Olivia Truffaut-wong,, 30 Mar. 2021 On Sunday, a barkeep named Valerie worked her shift at Jose Pepper’s in Liberty and served two customers who stayed awhile at the Mexican restaurant, Fox 4 KC reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, 12 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of barkeep

1671, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barkeep was in 1671

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21 May 2022

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“Barkeep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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