bar·​tend·​er | \ ˈbär-ˌten-dər How to pronounce bartender (audio) \

Definition of bartender

: a person who serves drinks at a bar

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bartend \ ˈbär-​ˌtend How to pronounce bartend (audio) \ intransitive verb

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Last night, the future queen consort also known as Kate Middleton briefly played bartender at Belfast's Empire Music Hall during a visit with husband Prince William. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Would Like a Pint of Beer Personally Poured by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge," 28 Feb. 2019 Jordan Burich, a bartender at Strange Town who organized Italian-style happy-hour pop-ups at Phoenix Cocktail Club downtown, and Micah Buck, who previously worked in the kitchen at Hinterland and Dandan, are opening the bar at 422 E. Lincoln Ave. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Voyager wine bar (plus cocktails and beer) is in the works in Bay View," 11 July 2018 The creative force behind NOLA is Rob Herkes, a native New Orleanian and longtime bartender who also spent time as a landscape architect. Heidi Williams,, "New doughnut shop brings taste of New Orleans to Portland (video)," 20 Apr. 2018 Wheeler, a 29-year-old bartender at Hanging Hills Brewery, made the trip to New Haven Tuesday night to pitch ideas to Department of Transportation officials at the forum, which was put on by Go New Haven Go, an alternative transportation initiative. Matthew Ormseth,, "Giddiness, Relief, Uncertainty At Forum On New Hartford Commuter Line," 27 Mar. 2018 My life consisted of VIP at the hot spots, free drinks from the bartenders, drug dealers on speed dial, and an all-access pass to the after parties. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 Most of the city’s servers and bartenders would likely see a modest boost to their average income, and restaurants would probably eliminate some jobs. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "DC repealed a ballot measure giving restaurant workers a raise. But it might be back.," 12 Dec. 2018 Fado Irish Pub, on Locust Street, has opened its doors around 7 every morning to accommodate its World Cup fans, and that has resulted in a higher demand for servers and bartenders and caused severe adjustments to their schedules. Dearbea Walker,, "World Cup means big business for some local bars," 30 June 2018 The waiters and bartenders formed a Facebook network to track his whereabouts. Tim Prudente,, "Judge orders arrest of Baltimore's alleged dine-and-dasher after he skips court Monday," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

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US : a person who serves drinks at a bar or restaurant

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