bar·​man | \ ˈbär-mən How to pronounce barman (audio) \

Definition of barman

chiefly British

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Recent Examples on the Web The invention of the drink is credited to Wil P. Taylor, one of the barmen during the glamorous Havana hotel’s 1930s heyday (Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, and Marlon Brando were guests). Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Classic Cocktails Invented in Hotels—And How to Make Them at Home," 11 May 2020 As waiters circulate with duck rillettes pot pie and tuna tartare tacos, two barmen pour wines meant to mimic those tasted by the play’s characters, old friends on a California spree. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Sideways: The Experience,’ Bros Run Amok in Wine Country," 4 Mar. 2020 The oh-so-popular seasonal beverage first became popular in Western Europe during the 18th century in pubs in northern England and Scotland, where barmen would pour hot water into their Scotch and sip the drink to stay warm. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Make a Hot Toddy," 24 Sep. 2019 Taste creative Madeira cocktails by head barman Luis Sousa at legendary Belmond Reid’s Palace (established 1891), perched on a cliff overlooking Funchal Bay. National Geographic, "Try the coveted wine that made this Portuguese island famous," 10 Jan. 2020 First introduced to the stuff during a Chicago visit, the longtime barman, then working at Parker & Barrows in Bishop Arts, was eventually able to convince his Dallas distributor to order some for him. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "In DFW, the improbable rise of Malort, the liqueur people love to loathe," 16 Jan. 2020 The seventh defendant, a Greek barman, was acquitted. Washington Post, "Greek court postpones retrial in US tourist’s beating death," 13 Jan. 2020 Neil Cooper, Lucy's 2300 Moores Mill Rd, Auburn, AL 36830 Neil Cooper is the head barman at Lucy’s, the modern American eatery in Auburn. al, "Looking for a creative take on the Manhattan? Visit these Alabama bartenders," 31 Dec. 2019 The only remaining Labour supporters are the twin barmen, Steve and John Sneddon, and their father James, a former shop-steward in the brickworks who sits in the lounge area with a rug over his knees. The Economist, "Scotland’s three-dimensional election," 30 Nov. 2019

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Barman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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