wait·​ress | \ ˈwā-trəs \

Definition of waitress

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

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waitress intransitive verb

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Rereading Ehrenreich’s book, in which the author tries to get by on a series of minimum-wage jobs (diner waitress, housecleaner, Walmart clerk), made her realize otherwise. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Author Stephanie Land on struggling against a system seemingly stacked against the working poor," 23 Jan. 2019 The waitresses wore cowboy hats on their heads and toy six-shooters on their hips. azcentral, "Iconic Arizona businesses that are closed," 4 Nov. 2014 After the split, Bendjima was reportedly spotted getting cozy with Jordan Ozuna, a former Hooters waitress, while on vacation in Mexico, according to TMZ. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "Kourtney Kardashian's ex Younes Bendjima beats restaurant employee as Drake, Odell Beckham Jr. watch in new video: report," 23 Aug. 2018 Settling into a high-top seat at the eatery in the team’s practice facility, McPhee asks a waitress to turn a TV to the NHL Network, which is replaying the clincher. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "How the Roster Decisions of Golden Knights GM George McPhee Color the Stanley Cup Final," 28 May 2018 On the next cruise, a cocktail waitress asked to check her ID, because her computer said that Mirigian was a newborn, too. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "111-year-old San Francisco woman had to prove to U.S. government that she was still alive," 23 May 2018 After a divorce, Coley dated for a time Rhonda Wicht, a 24-year-old waitress and cosmetology student who shared an apartment with her 4-year-old son, Donald. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Unlikely friendship led to Carlsbad man's exoneration after 38 years in prison," 28 Apr. 2018 DeAngelo had lived in the state since his late teens, according to the Sacramento Bee - raised by a Denny's waitress and a welder. The Washington Post, AL.com, "Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo: Ex-cop lived quiet life as grandfather before arrest," 26 Apr. 2018 Cline was drunk on the second floor of the casino about 10:30 p.m. when a security guard saw him bend down to look up a waitress' skirt, according to police. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Avon cop now charged with assault in drunken fight with Jack Cleveland Casino security guard," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of waitress

1818, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of waitress

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


wait·​ress | \ ˈwā-trəs \

Kids Definition of waitress

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

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