Definitions

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

  • n. One who draws and serves liquor for customers; a bartender.

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  • n. One whose business is to tap or draw ale or other liquor; barkeep

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose business is to tap or draw ale or other liquor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in a tavern to tap or draw beer or ale, or other liquor, to be served to guests.

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

  • n. a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks

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Examples

  • A tapster is a good trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered serving-man, a fresh tapster.

    Act I. Scene III. The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • A tapster is a good trade, and an old cloak makes a new jerkin;

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  • A tapster is a good trade: an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered serving-man a fresh tapster.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • A tapster is a good trade: 15 an old cloak makes a new jerkin; a withered serving-man

    The Merry Wives of Windsor The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]

  • Prince William discreetly spending some time with rough sleepers is Hal learning the language of the tapster and the prostitute.

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  • This latter personage took upon himself the office of tapster when the punch was ready, and after dispensing it all round, led the conversation to the antiquities of York, with which both he and the grey – haired gentleman appeared to be well acquainted.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • The neighbouring tapster, who before would beckon you over to a savoury bit of ox-cheek in the morning, give it to you gratis, and only score you up for the liquor, immediately after you were packed off in disgrace, carried a petition to your master to be paid out of your wages, whereof not a farthing was due, and then pursued you with bailiffs into every blind cellar.

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  • When will these old-skool people learn that TV ads are the worst 6 figures you can spend? reply tapster

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  • Lambourne was seized upon by the tapster and the chamberlain, and conveyed to his own apartment, there to sleep himself sober at his leisure.

    Kenilworth

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