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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Heather Hemmens as Maria: Liz's best friend who is also a bartender in the town's bar. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Roswell, New Mexico"," 12 Dec. 2018 The short version: She was discovered while working as a bartender in New York, went on three auditions, booked all three gigs, and immediately got the attention of Steven Spielberg. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Ellen Pompeo Talks 'Grey's Anatomy' and Gender Equality at Marie Claire's 2018 Power Trip," 16 Oct. 2018 Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender just a year ago, ran as a socialist, and has never run for office before. James Pindell,, "Should Ocasio-Cortez’s upset have Michael Capuano worried?," 27 June 2018 About a month ago at a bar, a woman lambasted her for staking out more than her fair share of real estate, then recruited the bartender for backup, who agreed that Finck was the aggressor. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "In a New Graphic Memoir, Liana Finck Traces Her Own Origin Story," 18 Sep. 2018 The ship is that largest in the world, featuring robotic bartenders and a 10-story slide. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, "Carnival, that most American of cruise lines, won't return to Europe any time soon," 5 July 2018 On Saturday and Sunday, catch master bartender Chris McMillian of Revel at 3 p.m. at the food demonstration stage. Ann Maloney,, "Creole Tomato Festival: Vine-ripened bites, sips fill the French Quarter," 5 June 2018 So many of my contemporaries went to New York and became bartenders or word processors. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "A Charlotte (theater) institution: Billy Ensley as actor, director, collaborative pro | Charlotte Observer," 15 May 2018 The wheel also will have wifi Internet service and host private party capsules that will include a private bartender for groups of up to 10. Marco Santana,, "Coca Cola Orlando Eye changes name to ICON Orlando," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bartender

: a person who serves drinks at a bar or restaurant

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