bar·​tend·​er ˈbär-ˌten-dər How to pronounce bartender (audio)
: a person who serves drinks at a bar
bartend intransitive verb

Examples of bartender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, the bartender spent two hours instructing Dominijanni, and by the end, he was hooked. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 While the former bartender remains a key ally to the Left, AOC’s main job in 2024 may be President Joe Biden’s most valuable pinch-hitter. TIME, 16 Feb. 2024 After one set, Dale joins Eddie at the bar, but, as usual, the bartender can’t serve him. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 Besides a selection of classic and new American whiskeys, bartenders will serve a range of signature cocktails (and mocktails, including the Sir Charles Frosty Blue, a non-alcoholic concoction of grapefruit soda, Seedlip Spice 94, salt, and lime). Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 14 Feb. 2024 For a few bucks more, the bartender on board will pour mimosas and hot cocoa. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 And celebrated bartenders think that the difference between Kuramoto ice and U.S. ice is, well, clear. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 Azaria, 50, has performed since 1989 as numerous Simpsons voices including bartender Moe Szyslak, Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu and the inept Chief Wiggum. Lauren Beale, Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 In my opinion, this is a great cocktail to gauge the skill level of your bartender. Clayton Sealey, Charlotte Observer, 29 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bartender was in 1825

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“Bartender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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bar·​tend·​er ˈbär-ˌten-dər How to pronounce bartender (audio)
: a person who serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
bartend verb
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