waitress

noun
wait·​ress | \ ˈwā-trəs How to pronounce waitress (audio) \

Definition of waitress

: a woman who waits tables (as in a restaurant)

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Other Words from waitress

waitress intransitive verb

Examples of waitress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a waitress, Glynn belonged to the group least likely to have paid parental leave: part-time workers. CBS News, "Most American workers still pay the price of no paid parental leave," 23 Dec. 2019 Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most-known first-term congressional members after defeating a well-known and powerful Republican incumbent in New York's 14th congressional district in 2018 while working as a waitress. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Donald Trump is afraid of 'strong women, of Latino women'," 24 Dec. 2019 As a waitress, Glynn belonged to the group least likely to have paid parental leave: part-time workers. CBS News, "Most American workers still pay the price of no paid parental leave," 23 Dec. 2019 As a waitress, Glynn belonged to the group least likely to have paid parental leave: part-time workers. Washington Post, "Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave," 22 Dec. 2019 The show, which ran from 1976 to 1985, followed Alice, an aspiring singer who worked as a waitress at a diner in Phoenix. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Philip McKeon, former child actor, has died at 55," 10 Dec. 2019 Born Cora Virginia Leith on Oct. 15, 1925, in Cleveland, Leith spent her early working years as a waitress at a drive-in and a hat check attendant, according to her IMDb biography. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Actress Virginia Leith — Known for On the Threshold of Space and Toward the Unknown — Dies at 94," 13 Nov. 2019 Erika Perdomo De Martinez has lived in the U.S. for six years, working as a waitress at different restaurants. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey allocates $500,000 to reduce adult education waitlist," 31 Oct. 2019 Scared about the future, Barnett bootstrapped her own boutique, working nights as a waitress to support herself. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Bett’s boutique closing after four decades in downtown Highland Park," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of waitress

1818, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Waitress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waitress. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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waitress

noun
How to pronounce waitress (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of waitress

: a woman who serves food or drinks to people in a restaurant

waitress

noun
wait·​ress | \ ˈwā-trəs How to pronounce waitress (audio) \

Kids Definition of waitress

: a girl or woman who serves food to people at tables

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