waitstaff

noun
wait·​staff | \ ˈwāt-ˌstaf How to pronounce waitstaff (audio) \

Definition of waitstaff

: the staff of servers at a restaurant

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Most waitstaff will not do a separate check for a big party. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Mother in recovery struggles with amends," 11 Sep. 2019 Most waitstaff will not do a separate check for a big party. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: How much 12-stepping must I do to get her back in my life?," 11 Sep. 2019 Most waitstaff will not do a separate check for a big party. Ask Amy, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Recovering alcoholic doesn’t know how to repair relationship with daughter," 11 Sep. 2019 Unlike your kids, the waitstaff are happy to oblige. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Daughter wants to cut off ties with racist dad but feels guilty," 27 Aug. 2019 Unlike your kids, the waitstaff are happy to oblige. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Racist dad seems unlovable to long-suffering child," 27 Aug. 2019 Most of the waitstaff has a bizarre experience to share, like seeing reflections of faces in glass cases, hearing footsteps when no one was there, overhearing conversations between invisible people and seeing faucets turn themselves on. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Are these Colorado restaurants haunted? That depends on who you ask.," 23 Aug. 2019 It even can be ordered from inside the theaters, which will each have its own waitstaff. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "At the new-look Cinepolis West Hartford, you’ll find luxury seating, in-theater waitstaff and soon, a full bar," 12 Aug. 2019 Lee signals the waitstaff for Lombard so his hand will no longer be in her shot. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "Late bloomer Linda Lee is San Francisco’s septuagenarian nightlife queen," 18 July 2019

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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waitstaff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of waitstaff

US : the group of waiters and waitresses who work at a restaurant

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