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

  • n. A person who owns or operates a bar for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • n. See bartender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a bartender: a person preparing and serving drinks at a bar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who keeps or tends a bar for the sale of liquors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has charge of the bar of an inn or other place of public entertainment; a bartender.

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

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


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  • Aaron called the barkeeper over and asked for a beer.

    The Dreaming Void

  • The barkeeper was the only human in the establishment; all of the patrons were stout, broad-faced halflings.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • The barkeeper was a friend of mine, and he told the Jew that

    Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

  • The barkeeper was a busy man, and had been given the tip to keep sober or lose the last hold he had on his job.

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

  • Martin drank on silently, biting out his orders and invitations and awing the barkeeper, an effeminate country youngster with watery blue eyes and hair parted in the middle.

    Chapter 17

  • Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.

    Chapter 17

  • But Martin turned away, leaving him to tell it to the barkeeper, until that worthy was called away to furnish drinks to two farmers who, coming in, accepted Martin's invitation.

    Chapter 17

  • "Hey not that way!" the barkeeper shouted, and then went after him and started him through the darkness toward Canyon City.


  • Johnny Heinold, "boss barkeeper, cash-register and swamper" of the First-and-Last Chance Saloon recalls the exploits of a noted California author.

    Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

  • Churchill drank a glass of whisky, told the barkeeper to call him in ten minutes, and sat down, his feet on the grip, his head on his knees.



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