Definitions

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  • noun informal a bartender

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

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

Etymologies

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compound of bar + keep, possibly a clipping of barkeeper

Examples

  • The barkeep is cleaning the bar, so they have a seat at a window table, which they normally don't do.

    Whitsuntide!

  • The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • The barkeep was an old man, and I asked him whether he remembered the chef to the last doge.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • And she's the kind of barkeep who bears a grudge, so I had enough lettuce from that 100 to make a fair salad.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • Webber, the blacksmith; Lufkins, the teamster; Bone, the "barkeep";

    Bruvver Jim's Baby

  • 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.

    Animal Heroes

  • 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.

    Tonio, Son of the Sierras A Story of the Apache War

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