from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who serves drinks in a bar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman who works in a bar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A girl or woman who attends the customers of a bar, as in a tavern or beershop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maid or woman who attends the bar of an inn or other place of refreshment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a female bartender
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I hope I can prove to you that my 85-year-old barmaid is a wise old owl who could prevent needless disease and even balance the health-care budget.
My barmaid is a very compassionate woman with very specific ideas about cancer pain.
My barmaid is tired of hearing that it's Canadian farmers who are responsible for the epidemic of heart disease.
But she denied being drunk and denied calling a barmaid "Portuguese b*tch".
I had to get off the phone, I was babbling and calling the barmaid for a round.
They called the barmaid by name, yet offered no pleasantries; all seemed to have wives waiting in snug cottages, except for the wizened, arthritic fellow who sat still in his corner as if he never moved from his chair.
"They alleged Clark had told another customer to 'f*** off, p*** off' and had called a barmaid a 'Portuguese b****.'"
He put on a "barmaid"  collar and spent much time on the top step of the boys 'entrance to the Manor.
 The "barmaid" collar is the double collar, at that time just coming into fashion.
She, with the same lively imagination, had pictured Michael in a velveteen coat and soft shirt, the pianist as very small, with spectacles and long hair, and the prima donna a full-blown kind of barmaid with Roman pearls ....