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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Sensing a marketing scheme, the barkeep got Herndon to bring in the antlers to show off in his window and hopefully attract thirsty hunters. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Mule Deer of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020 The rotating crew of barkeeps can guide you through a tasting before selling you a bottle of your favorite. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Five-Stop Shopping Guide to Oaxaca, Mexico," 9 Sep. 2019 Illuminating the drinks with a palm-cupped flashlight, our barkeep showcased the louche, that mystical emulsification, as cold water found the glass, each drop a glinting flash that slowly turned the clear beverage translucent. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Absinthe, a fabled spirit with its own fairy story," 28 Oct. 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. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Theater in L.A. this week: Idina Menzel in ‘Skintight’ at the Geffen and more," 8 Sep. 2019

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2020

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“Barkeep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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