barkeep

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

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In this deftly staged debut, Vince Melocchi’s two-hander imagines an encounter in 1946 Pittsburgh between 18-year old Warhol (only an aspiring commercial artist at that point) and a blue-collar barkeep harboring secret dreams of becoming a writer. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Theater in L.A. this week: Idina Menzel in ‘Skintight’ at the Geffen and more," 8 Sep. 2019 So the barkeep just smiled … and then gave it to her. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: These jokes-as-poems are rude and cheeky, by design," 19 July 2019 Plus, who can resist asking the barkeep for Hanging Hills Weasel Pants, or a Kent Falls Doubly Awkward Hug? Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "When in Connecticut, head for the Hills," 28 Aug. 2019 Suzanne, the barkeep, instructed us on the method involved in affixing legal tender roughly 10 feet up without benefit of a ladder. Cirrus Wood, The Mercury News, "Weekend getaway: A Sacramento Delta road trip with bikes, beer and more," 25 Aug. 2019 In this deftly staged debut, Vince Melocchi’s two-hander imagines an encounter in 1946 Pittsburgh between 18-year old Warhol (only an aspiring commercial artist at that point) and a blue-collar barkeep harboring secret dreams of becoming a writer. Los Angeles Times, "Theater in L.A. this week: ‘Always Running,’ ‘Witch’ with Maura Tierney and more," 25 Aug. 2019 The 1930s vintage of the place might prompt you to pick a Martini, a Manhattan, or an Old Fashioned; barkeeps will do right by all of the above. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 An absinthe fountain sits prominently between guests and barkeeps and bottles crowd narrow shelves on the bar wall. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Bars in Charleston," 1 May 2018 Before that, however, the boy was turned over at age 7 to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Orphaned, Delinquent, Incorrigible and Wayward Boys at the behest (and expense) of his father, a barkeep and onetime seller of lightning rods. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘The Big Fella’ Review: American Hit Parade," 5 Oct. 2018

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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