bar·​tend·​ress | \ ˈbär-ˌten-drəs How to pronounce bartendress (audio) \
plural bartendresses

Definition of bartendress

: 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

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First Known Use of bartendress

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bartendress

bartend(e)r + -ess

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“Bartendress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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