bar·tend·er | \ˈbär-ˌten-dər \

Definition of bartender 

: a person who serves drinks at a bar

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bartend \ˈbär-ˌtend \ intransitive verb

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A couple hundred people gathered Thursday evening at American Legion Post 1 to share memories of one of Anchorage's most popular and beloved bartenders. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A month before he died, a beloved Anchorage bartender met his daughter," 30 June 2018 Give one of the talented bartenders a few points on your preferences and prepare to be surprised by exotic local liqueurs that elevate the classics and create entirely new cocktails found nowhere else. Stan Parish, WSJ, "‘Go Beyond Sushi’: Tokyo’s Culinary Gems," 19 June 2018 One of the bartenders joked that just one of the bowls cost more than a lifetime’s worth of the candy. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Girl Power and M&M’s at Last Night’s New York City Premiere of The Year of Spectacular Men," 14 June 2018 Tales of the Cocktail, the international gathering of bartenders and spirits professionals, returns to New Orleans. Michelle Hunter,, "Watch video of rats romping through French Quarter restaurant," 5 June 2018 But, as the classic cocktail revival swept across the country over the 2000s and 2010s, the drink reestablished itself as a staple, and, in particular, developed a reputation as the go-to drink of many bartenders themselves. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Negroni Week Is Here So You Can Sip Your Favorite Cocktail for a Good Cause," 1 June 2018 Eron Plevan had the group of aspiring bartenders taste through a series of sugar-heavy mixers flavored with grapefruit, ginger and lavender. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Copper & Kings wants to help low-wage workers. How? Superb cocktails," 29 May 2018 Discussion topics include a history of black bartenders, empowering underserved and underrepresented communities in the hospitality industry, and achieving sustainability behind the bar. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Booze / Food & Drink The new Chicago Style cocktail conference emphasizes thinking as much as drinking," 1 May 2018 All of those bartenders — Ayala, Lay, Felley, Hodges, Diedrich, Harris and Schick — are former Chronicle Bar Stars. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cocktails at new Hotel Kabuki bar look better than they taste," 20 Mar. 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

: a person who serves drinks at a bar or restaurant

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