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 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, "'A Christmas blessing': Missouri bartender shocked with $1,000 tip," 12 Dec. 2020 Or crash in at closing time on your birthday and the barkeep who knows your name will pour you and your lady a glass of champagne — quite literally what happened to Joe Mario last week. Amy Drew Thompson,, "We could all use a little Island Time," 1 Oct. 2020 Flying solo as a server/barkeep can be lonely at times, during a pandemic especially. Amy Drew Thompson,, "We could all use a little Island Time," 1 Oct. 2020 But while Morgan’s best barkeep can maybe put out 30 to 40 12 oz. Tony Rehagen, Popular Mechanics, "Mobile Canning Is Saving That Local Beer You Love," 20 Aug. 2020 Back in the summer of 1980, the barkeep of the Neuadd Arms Hotel in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells overheard two men arguing about one of those hypothetical questions that inevitably come up after a few pints of cwrw. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "What We Learn When Humans Race Against Horses," 12 July 2020 The sharp-suited barkeeps are the storytellers, transporting guests to cocktail Narnia. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, "When the white gloves come off: Behind the scenes at one of London’s most historic and upscale hotel bars," 12 Feb. 2020 Stone’s Throw, the Montrose bar owned by one of the most prolific and successful restaurateurs and barkeeps on Westheimer, has closed. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Montrose bar Stone’s Throw closes," 27 Jan. 2020 The head hung on a fence near the barn for a year until Herndon was telling the local barkeep about his unusual score. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Mule Deer of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Barkeep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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