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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Other Words from bartender

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

Examples of bartender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But May, a 37-year-old bartender in White Lake, sees the two of them as lucky. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "How Democratic presidential candidates want to change your health care," 6 Feb. 2020 In 2016, a 23-year-old bartender was shot at the Upside Down Plaza on Magnolia Avenue while at work. Carol Robinson |, al, "Beloved Birmingham bartender dies from head injury sustained while trying to remove unruly patrons," 9 Nov. 2019 Shaniyat Chowdhury, a 27-year-old bartender and former Marine, is Ocasio-Cortez’s former deputy policy director. NBC News, "Meet the Press Blog: Latest news, analysis and data driving the political discussion," 7 Oct. 2019 Here’s a sampling of some delicious non-alcoholic beverages that bartenders around Colorado are serving up right now: The Penrose Room at The Broadmoor The Italian Shrub, made with balsamic, peach and iced tea. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "What to drink when you’re not drinking: 12 zero-proof cocktails at Colorado bars and restaurants," 20 Aug. 2019 USA TODAY Attorneys for Tiger Woods are asking a Florida court to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 24-year-old bartender who was employed at a restaurant owned by the 15-time major champion. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods' lawyers: Woods has no connection to bartender's death, want lawsuit tossed," 11 June 2019 Visit these bartenders in Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery. al, "Looking for a creative take on the Manhattan? Visit these Alabama bartenders," 31 Dec. 2019 Dapperly dressed bartenders add to the elegant ambiance. Lindsay Cohn, USA TODAY, "12 cool ways to spend a long weekend in Amsterdam – not counting the Red Light District," 31 Dec. 2019 The 27-year-old singer allegedly ordered an assault on two bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club in Queens over Cardi B’s theory that one of the strippers (identified as Jade) slept with her husband Offset. Katie Intner,, "Cardi B's Dramatic Feathered Court Look Is Something Only Cardi B Could Wear to Court," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bartender

1825, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2020

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“Bartender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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

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