bar·​man ˈbär-mən How to pronounce barman (audio)
chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Harry Denton, a boisterous San Francisco barman who could command a room just by entering it — often in one of his 13 tuxedos — has died at 77. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Aug. 2021 Inside this former private home, the vibe is trop cool with a themed cocktail menu designed by head barman Colin Lach. Lanee Lee, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Jan. 2023 The war doesn’t faze Miguel Arrias, Buenavista’s stoic half-Ukrainian, half-Peruvian barman. Johnny O'reilly, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2022 In 1922, a Belgian barman working in London named Robert Vermeire wrote a brief recipe book with the fairly workaday title Cocktails: How to Mix Them. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 6 Jan. 2022 Harry Denton, boisterous San Francisco barman and entrepreneur, dies at 77. Anna Buchmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Aug. 2021 As someone who embraces the nerdier, more esoteric side of making cocktails, renowned barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler is no stranger to WIRED. Joe Ray, Wired, 31 Oct. 2021 Minuteman Causeway still slides along the ocean, but the Vanguard Motel has already changed its name to the Beach Park, and nobody has ordered an Astronaut cocktail for as long as the barman can remember. Anthony Haden-guest, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 The barman said the only local people who wanted to stop the mine were those in wealthier parts of the neighboring Lake District. Max Colchester, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barman was in 1835

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“Barman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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