wait·staff | \ˈwāt-ˌstaf \

Definition of waitstaff 

: the staff of servers at a restaurant

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Mosquito Cafe: Charming cafe with a friendly waitstaff. Joy Sewing, San Antonio Express-News, "Weekend getaway: Your guide to all things Galveston," 11 June 2018 On getting the restaurant lingo right: Starz Throughout the series’ six episodes, Tess learns the ropes of a kitchen and the rules of being on a high-end waitstaff. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Stephanie Danler and Ella Purnell Talk 'Sweetbitter' and Strange Female Friendships," 10 June 2018 Mosquito Cafe Charming cafe with a friendly waitstaff. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Weekend getaway: A Galveston cheat sheet," 10 May 2018 Wall said that employees called police because Wall, who had taken his sister to prom that evening before going with her to the restaurant, sat at a table that hadn’t been cleaned by waitstaff. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Waffle House employees keep calling the cops on black customers," 14 June 2018 This day was created to show thanks to waitstaff for making our dining experiences more enjoyable. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "National Waitstaff Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 21 May 2018 Hispanic/Latino men and women without hand or arm tattoos are needed to portray waitstaff. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "Now casting: Taraji P. Henson film seeking Latinos," 5 June 2018 Tess ends up at a fancy Manhattan restaurant as a backwaitress and meets an incredibly diverse waitstaff with a colorful list of characters that like to party late and haze the newbies. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "Watch An Exclusive Clip From the Upcoming 'Sweetbitter' Episode," 1 June 2018 There’s wine being poured into glasses and discussed by the waitstaff. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The delectable possibility and bland reality of Sweetbitter," 25 May 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of waitstaff

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

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