from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who serves at a table, as in a restaurant. See Usage Note at -ess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, café, or similar.
- v. To work as a waitress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who waits at table: originally used only of one who served in a place of public entertainment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman waiter
- v. serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
* stood waiting for a seat for 5 minutes, I had to approach someone and ask to be seated* sat waiting 20 minutes for a waitress, I had to request a waitress* after ordering drinks was told
The dazzling part with the waitress is the biggest part I missed.
With little planning and even less foresight, he hangs up his shingle and hires his favorite waitress from the local diner to be his Girl Friday.
Here's the Ga-Ga Factor: the waitress is non-threatening.
The pretty waitress is Arab and she walked up to him and said “HI”.
When a waitress is killed, Patrick figures out a clever way to trap the murderer.
Actually, that waitress is just permanently cranky.
What do you call a waitress getting treatment for her cancer?
Deal with those issues - the way men often assume that a waitress is on the menu, for example.
The common way of addressing a waitress is señorita, regardless of her age or marital status; a waiter is addressed as señor.