barmaid

noun
bar·​maid | \ ˈbär-ˌmād How to pronounce barmaid (audio) \

Definition of barmaid

: a woman who serves liquor at a bar

Examples of barmaid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following a string of TV roles in the early ‘50s, Lois Smith made her film debut as a barmaid in East of Eden and has been acting consistently ever since. Nate Jones, Vulture, 21 Nov. 2020 At first, Michael Slabaugh said, his daughter tried to get a job as a barmaid at the Spearmint Rhino, a strip club, through a friend who was an exotic dancer. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Mar. 2021 The artist Ida Applebroog admires Lady Meux, a banjo-playing barmaid who married a brewing heir and repeatedly scandalized London high society. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 Sets and types were clichéd (a Wild West saloon with a buxom barmaid who seems tough but is actually tender). Andrew Delbanco, The New York Review of Books, 3 Nov. 2020 His mom was a barmaid and now works as a school receptionist while doing evening shifts in a warehouse. Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2020 The barmaid said the drinks were for takeout, but none had lids on them. cleveland, 21 May 2020 The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ main character is Sookie Stackhouse, a small-town barmaid who can read minds and falls in love with a vampire, in a world where the public accepts the storied bloodsuckers are real. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 25 Feb. 2020 The best moments of the episode, however, zeroed in on Dan's (John Goodman) conflict with his daughters, who want to see him happy with barmaid/rock singer Louise (Katey Sagal). Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of barmaid

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

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“Barmaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barmaid. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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barmaid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barmaid

: a woman who serves drinks at a bar

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