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

  • n. A person who tends a counter, as in a diner.

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  • n. a person who works behind the counter in a shop.

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

  • n. someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)


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  • Yes, he was a complex man, and it was exactly this complexity which compelled him this day to ride the city bus dressed in his Weinerschnitzel counterperson's uniform which, he proudly noted, still fit him from high school, when the fast-food restaurant was called Der Weinerschnitzel.

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  • Just ask the counterperson to slice your loaf into “sandwich slices” for you.

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  • The counterperson seemed shyly bemused by the fact someone had heard of the promotion.

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  • Just before she walked out the door, the counterperson looked her directly in her eyes.

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  • I asked the counterperson if they could put "Happy Birthday Ralph" on it.

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  • Ordering deli at the Loblaws was tricky at first - we had to ask the counterperson how to order.


  • The counterperson told him that they were "deeply chilled" and wouldnt be ready for consumption for an hour or two.

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  • So I went down to the slipshod liquor store in my neighborhood, the one with the fiberglass between myself and the counterperson, and picked out a shot-sized bottle of the booze.

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  • A coffee counterperson will view her work as not just serving coffee but rather helping busy people get a nice start to a hectic day.

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  • I was informed by the very helpful counterperson who got it from the New Books section for me, after I failed to find it in SF/Fantasy, that they've sold five copies already.

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