waiter

noun wait·er \ ˈwā-tər \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of waiter

1 : one that waits on another; especially : a person who waits tables (as in a restaurant)
2 : a tray on which something (such as a tea service) is carried : salver

Examples of waiter in a Sentence

  1. waiters at that elegant restaurant must go through an extended training program before being allowed to serve customers

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First Known Use of waiter

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WAITER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of waiter for English Language Learners

  • : a man who serves food or drinks to people in a restaurant


WAITER Defined for Kids

waiter

noun wait·er \ ˈwā-tər \

Definition of waiter for Students

: a person who serves food to people at tables


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