from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who waits on customers at a drive-in restaurant.
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- n. A person who waits on customers at a drive-in restaurant, sometimes on rollerskates
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- n. a waiter at a drive-in restaurant
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They evolve around the concept of dining in one's own automobile as a "carhop" delivers your order.
A carhop shuts the door and boom, you're transported right into some drama.
After dropping out of high school, he made a living as a carhop in a parking lot across from the plush Mayflower hotel in downtown Washington.
The only time we see her working she's trying to pick up guests at a hotel by greeting them at the elevator with the same bumptious and naive enthusiasm as she would greet potential diners as she handed out menus in front of the drive-in where she worked as a carhop.
He wants a malted milk, a Dairy Queen with a blond carhop; he wants people making dates and plans for fun and movies.
The carhop waitress almost dropped our bronto ribs on the dashboard of our car!
That's how young Lynnda Clark -- a jailed Houston carhop -- described her downward spiral in an August 1951 interview with the Houston Press.
Now I've got to see "Kid Glove Killer" and add to my carhop collection.
I spent the better part of the summer of 1994 juicing limes at Sonic as part of my carhop duties.
I took one of the carhop delivering a cheeseburger, tater tots, and cherry limeade to email to my sister.