wait·​per·​son ˈwāt-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce waitperson (audio)
plural waitpersons or waitpeople ˈwāt-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce waitperson (audio)
: a person who waits tables (as in a restaurant) : a waiter or waitress

Examples of waitperson in a Sentence

asked the waitperson what she would recommend on the menu

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waitperson was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“Waitperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waitperson. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


wait·​per·​son ˈwāt-ˌpərs-ᵊn How to pronounce waitperson (audio)
: a waiter or waitress

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