bar·​tend·​ress ˈbär-ˌten-drəs How to pronounce bartendress (audio)
plural bartendresses
: a woman who prepares and serves drinks at a bar : a female bartender
Does the bartendress know who I am? Can she see me behind these mirrors?Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971

Word History


bartend(e)r + -ess

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bartendress was in 1935

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“Bartendress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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