from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who serves drinks in a bar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A barrister.
  • noun A barkeeper or bartender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who works in a bar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar


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  • barkeep. "I took the jeers and drank the beers and crawled back home at dawn/And ended up a barman in the morning." -- "Sally MacLennane," the Pogues, lyrics c. 1985 Shane Macgowan

    February 7, 2007

  • Barman, why didn't I think of it's definition being one of the bar?

    November 24, 2014