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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Investing emotionally in every inning of every game might be recommended by bartenders in Chicago, but cardiologists caution against it. David Haugh,, "Cubs' rough weekend in Cincinnati should be viewed as a blip, not a red flag," 25 June 2018 Philip Morris International hosted a concert by the band St. Lucia and served drinks by robot bartenders. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "Advertisers Sip Rosé and Ponder Ethics in South of France," 24 June 2018 Developed by the founding bartender, Pip Hanson—who went on to oversee the beverage program at London’s famed cocktail bar Artesian—this unexpected—ahem—marvel will win over the most hesitant client. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "America’s Coolest Drinking City," 22 June 2018 Shots are poured by the onstage bartender Stephanie Seweryn, and the cast drinks along with the audience. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The improv games at iO’s Riff turn into a goofy, full-fledged sing-along," 8 June 2018 The bartenders are always ready to indulge an adventurous streak. Kelly Dinardo, WSJ, "Geneva Beyond the Cliché," 12 Dec. 2018 The bartender is watching a singing competition on television and says the bar is less a drinking establishment than a pitstop for recreational fishermen heading back to the city after weekends on the water. Nate Berg, Curbed, "Can engineering save Louisiana’s coastline?," 7 Nov. 2018 There’s a gorgeous and indulgent mixology menu, but the charming bartenders are also happy to mix up something unique just for you. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Denver’s Coolest Bars, Restaurants, and Shops Are All in This One Neighborhood," 6 Nov. 2018 The bartenders are snappy and gracious, corralled within a large sunken square, and the glassware feels… familiar. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "A Clear-Eyed Assessment of the New Four Seasons—By Someone Who Loved the Old One," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bartender was in 1825

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English Language Learners Definition of bartender

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

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