Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who serves at a table, as in a restaurant. See Usage Note at -ess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, café, or similar.
  • v. To work as a waitress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who waits at table: originally used only of one who served in a place of public entertainment.

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

  • n. a woman waiter
  • v. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

Etymologies

waiter +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

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