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  • n. Plural form of headwaiter.


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  • We recognized headwaiters and porters, pool boys and cabaret singers, whorled barnacles for fingertips.


  • He attended every show and made sure his headwaiters did the same, so that they could recognize even bit players and make a fuss over them.

    the mayor of broadway

  • He has someone on his palace staff who irons the five-pound notes he puts in the Sunday collection plate — this being the only money he spends, since London headwaiters apparently know not to present him with the check.

    Royal Pain

  • He had become used to acknowledgment by headwaiters and others that he was a Man of Importance.

    The Great Escape

  • When she came in the next day, she smiled at me with the warmth formerly shown to headwaiters and doormen in her movies.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • And the Roy O. West Library was being dedicated in 1956, and Mrs. DiPonte -- and she became Mrs. Miller -- wanted her two best headwaiters to serve the head table, and so she selected Pat Sharpe, whom you see photographed there, and me, and there I am with the then-vice president of the United States, Richard Nixon and President Humbert of the university.

    Vernon Can Read! A Memoir

  • They were skinny things underneath their headwaiters 'costumes.


  • He had flat feet and waddled along like most elderly headwaiters.

    Maigret Bides His Time

  • In restaurants that sell squabs for five bucks or more apiece, captains and headwaiters are not allowed to sweat.

    The Black Mountain

  • The doctor made a gesture understood by headwaiters throughout history, the rope was dropped, and they were conducted in royal progress to a ringside table.

    Between Planets


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