bar·​tend·​er | \ ˈbär-ˌten-dər How to pronounce bartender (audio) \

Definition of bartender

: a person who serves drinks at a bar

Other Words from bartender

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

Examples of bartender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video about Ben Phillips ends with Coffeezilla and the robot bartender on a rooftop. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 14 May 2022 Carlisle-Zepeda works as a bartender on the side now. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 That included the bartender on the early-evening shift, Nikki Paulk, an easygoing woman with a flash of pink hair. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Adams, 37, who has been the bartender on the series in past years, gushed over the comedian's performance at the BiP premiere event on Thursday. Ally Mauch,, 13 Aug. 2021 Ask anyone to name Boston’s most important hospitality job during baseball season, and the answer is clear: bartender on Lansdowne Street., 4 May 2021 In 1968 Boyd moved from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale and became a mason by day and a bartender on the beach by night. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 12 Nov. 2020 One bartender died right there on the lobby floor, as a surgeon was amputating his leg in an attempt to free him from the rubble. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2021 Date alert: One bartender tells us single customers are now less interested in empty ring fingers than someone’s vaccination status. Washington Post, 22 June 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bartender.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About bartender

Time Traveler for bartender

Time Traveler

The first known use of bartender was in 1825

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bartender




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bartender

Last Updated

24 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Bartender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!