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a former city in W Germany, now incorporated into Wuppertal.
a man who bartends; bartender.
Historical Examples

Elberfeld, Barmen, Essen, and to the west of the last-mentioned town lay the mighty works of Krupps.
Dastral of the Flying Corps Rowland Walker

Engels, the son of a wealthy cotton-spinner, was born in 1820 at Barmen.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various

The years from 1831 to 1836 he spent in a bank at Amsterdam, and 1837 to 1839 in a business house at Barmen.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 “Franciscans” to “French Language” Various

In a riot at Barmen which occurred recently the chief of police was “seriously wounded” by a turnip.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 152, March 21, 1917 Various

Barmen is one of the most important manufacturing centres of Germany.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

I stored my memory with faces, and made myself friendly with all sorts of people—waiters, Barmen, and hall-porters.
Scotland Yard George Dilnot

A man has been sentenced at Barmen, Prussia, on three separate counts to terms of imprisonment totalling 175 years.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914 Various

noun (pl) -men
a man who serves in a pub


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