Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who serves at a table, as in a restaurant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman who waits at table: originally used only of one who served in a place of public entertainment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A female attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, café, or similar.
  • verb To work as a waitress.

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

  • noun a woman waiter
  • verb serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

Etymologies

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waiter +‎ -ess

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