Bartender



a person who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar.
Contemporary Examples

She has made regular appearances on such TV shows as The Today Show, Top Chef Masters, bartender Wars, and the CBS Early Show.
The Fab Four Wedding Cocktails Charlotte Voisey April 26, 2011

Because of his size and acting chops, he was hoping to be cast as a bouncer or bartender.
Carrie Bradshaw and Me Rebecca Dana August 4, 2009

Movie theaters like iPic bring the bartender and the popcorn right to your showing of The Smurfs 2.
Paint Nite Combines Art Lessons and Alcohol at Bars and Restaurants Kelsey Meany July 31, 2013

bartender and writer Craig Bridger recalls his first visit to Speyside.
A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan December 9, 2014

Why, then, does working in one almost guarantee a waitress, hostess, or bartender will be at the receiving end of such harassment?
Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment Brandy Zadrozny October 7, 2014

Historical Examples

I flatter myself that I can recall the name of but one bartender with whom I sailed.
Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick

“I know you need a drink,” said the bartender, looking at Andrew again.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand

We were not given a bottle and glasses to help ourselves as is usual, but the bartender poured out a wine glass full for each.
In and Out of Rebel Prisons Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper

The bartender winked at Yates as he shoved the decanter over to the newcomer.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

After leaving the bartender at the hotel, I started out to see so much of the town as could be observed in walking the streets.
The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn John R. Spears

noun
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who serves in a bar
n.

also bar-tender; 1836, American English, from bar (n.2) + agent noun of tend (v.2).

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