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

Definition of barmaid

: a woman who serves liquor at a bar

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Her father found work in town as a longshoreman and as a cabdriver, and her mother was a barmaid at Dooky Chase, the celebrated New Orleans restaurant that was a frequent meeting place for local and national civil rights leaders. Mike Scott,, "She sat down, but this New Orleans woman wasn't about to shut up," 8 May 2018 Lancashire is something of a national treasure herself, having started out playing a lovable blonde barmaid on the long-running northern soap opera Coronation Street. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Kiri Is a British Import Worth Watching," 12 Apr. 2018 Victor’s less enchanted neighbors are more likely to turn their backs on the view and crowd into a pub like the Bird in Hand, where the mood is cheery and the barmaids, Nat and Beth, are pretty and friendly. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Disappearing Acts: A Shelf of Missing-Person Mysteries," 2 Mar. 2018 An arriving officer talked to the barmaid, who said a drunk patron was unable to walk and trying to fight people on the back patio. John Benson,, "Speeding drunk driver arrested for drug abuse: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 21 Dec. 2017 The streets at the top of Montmartre, where the absinthe flowed freely, and where Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painted cancan girls and blowsy barmaids, are today immaculate and chipper. Tara Isabella Burton, WSJ, "Paris’s Most Decadent Era—and Where to Recreate It," 19 Sep. 2017 Turns out, Ian is a virgin and one of the young barmaids, Brighid, has caught his eye. Roxane Gay, Glamour, "'Outlander' Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: A Fight, a Fire, and a Bombshell Revelation About Jamie," 29 Oct. 2017 Ian is infatuated by the barmaid, but unsure how to approach her. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Outlander Season 3: Episode 7 Recap: "Crème de Menthe"," 30 Oct. 2017 The people van Gogh rendered on canvas — the provincial French functionaries, doctors, barmaids and farmers immortalized on museum walls — are brought to uncanny life, with the voices of professional actors, some of them well known. A.o. Scott, New York Times, "Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of barmaid

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of barmaid

: a woman who serves drinks at a bar

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