bar·​maid ˈbär-ˌmād How to pronounce barmaid (audio)
: a woman who serves liquor at a bar

Examples of barmaid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parker was a 35-year-old barmaid at the then-famous Sphinx Club. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 His father, Bertram, was a bus driver, and his mother, Gladys (Lay) Pinder, was a barmaid. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2024 The painting’s subject, a barmaid who in real life was named Suzon, stands at the center looking blankly into space. Vulture, 26 Sep. 2023 The two young women arrive at their barmaid jobs with a sense of palpable disorientation. Amy Nicholson, Variety, 16 Sep. 2023 The role of the barmaid, therefore, is not only one of service but of performance. Hazlitt, 21 June 2023 Her father was a bricklayer, her mother a house cleaner and barmaid. Benedict Nightingale, New York Times, 15 June 2023 And the bar is still there, minus the wicker and barmaids, and now leads to an expansion with a small stage for live music. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Feb. 2023 As a barmaid who is also Landor’s lover and confidant, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Patsy may be the most normal person here. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barmaid was circa 1658

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“Barmaid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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