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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Other Words from bartender

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

Examples of bartender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Financially, the biggest drinks companies performed a feat of mixology that would make a bartender blush. The Economist, "Schumpeter Farewell for now to a golden age of drinking," 23 May 2020 As restaurants start to reopen, this former bartender is feeding struggling food service workers. Angela Dewan, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, May 22," 22 May 2020 New contactless serving policies were in place to keep customers and bartenders safe. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Bars and breweries reopened in North Texas on Friday with relieved regulars and lots of restrictions," 22 May 2020 Know your craft People know about Manhattans and old fashioneds and negroni, and these awesome bartenders have made careers of it. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "He taps distillery know-how and Wisconsin tradition for bottled cocktails 'as good as homemade'," 21 May 2020 Busers ripped out the old carpet, and bartenders painted the walls. Anchorage Daily News, "Guides to the other side: Here are some of the people working to get us through pandemic desolation," 20 May 2020 Once the host finally escorts you to a table, a bartender comes over to take your order for $3 PBRs. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Restaurants and bars look ahead," 18 May 2020 Galland said Grand Texas is still looking to fill hundreds of positions for the summer season, including cashiers, waterslide attendants and bartenders. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Grand Texas' Big Rivers Waterpark set to open Memorial Day weekend, offering $20 tickets," 18 May 2020 Neither the bartender nor the customers were wearing masks. Andrew O'reilly | Fox News, Fox News, "HHS Secretary Azar says people going to bars despite coronavirus pandemic is 'part of the freedom we have'," 17 May 2020

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First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2020

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“Bartender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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

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