Did you mayhaps mean barker?
- n. informal a bartender
- n. an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
- compound of bar + keep, possibly a clipping of barkeeper (Wiktionary)
“The barkeep is cleaning the bar, so they have a seat at a window table, which they normally don't do.”
“The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.”
“And she's the kind of barkeep who bears a grudge, so I had enough lettuce from that 100 to make a fair salad.”
“Webber, the blacksmith; Lufkins, the teamster; Bone, the "barkeep";”
“Then there was the saloon-keeper's collared and ribboned ratter, which got an extra lump because the 'barkeep' was liberal; and the rounds-man's Cat, that brought no cash, but got unusual consideration because the meat-man did.”
“Then he and Watts and the disappointed deputy doctor went off to bed, leaving "barkeep" to close up when the few loungers quit paying for drinks, and only in the common room was there further stir about the store.”
“Why, in my time they used to call the 'barkeep' Bill, or Joe, or Tom, and slap him on the shoulder;”
“Why, in my time they used to call the 'barkeep' Bill, or Joe, or Tom, and slap him on the shoulder; I watched for that.”
“Once, a barkeep at Jacalito known as La Chimuela slips and falls on the beer-sticky floor while serving.”
“The play's title refers to a kind of dam, and eventually everyone but Brendan the bachelor barkeep Jon Townson has something uncanny to add.”
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