barmaid 1650s, from BAR (Cf. bar) (n.2) + MAID (Cf. maid).

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  • barmaid — [ barmɛd ] n. f. • 1861; mot angl., de bar et maid « serveuse » ♦ Anglic. Serveuse d un bar. Des barmaids. ● barmaid nom féminin (anglais barmaid, de bar et maid, serveuse) Serveuse de bar. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Barmaid — Bar maid , n. A girl or woman who attends the customers of a bar, as in a tavern or beershop. [1913 Webster] A bouncing barmaid. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barmaid — /ˈbarmeid, ingl. ˈbɑːˌmeɪd/ [comp. di bar «bar» e maid «serva»] s. f. inv. barista …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • barmaid — ► NOUN ▪ a woman who serves drinks in a bar or public house …   English terms dictionary

  • barmaid — [bär′mād΄] n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a woman bartender 2. a waitress who serves alcoholic drinks in a bar …   English World dictionary

  • barmaid — UK [ˈbɑː(r)ˌmeɪd] / US [ˈbɑrˌmeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms barmaid : singular barmaid plural barmaids a woman whose job is to serve drinks in a bar …   English dictionary

  • Barmaid — Employé de bar L Employé de bar, ou barman/barmaid est un travailleur polyvalent qui accueille la clientèle du bar, prépare et effectue le service des boissons chaudes, froides, simples ou composées (cocktails), ainsi de mets simples voire des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • barmaid — [[t]bɑ͟ː(r)meɪd[/t]] barmaids N COUNT A barmaid is a woman who serves drinks behind a bar. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, use bartender) …   English dictionary

  • barmaid — barman, barmaid are the BrE names for a man and woman respectively who serve drinks at a bar. The AmE equivalents are barkeeper (or barkeep) and bartender, although the gender distinction is less clear cut. In BrE the gender neutral form… …   Modern English usage

  • barmaid — noun Date: circa 1658 a woman who serves liquor at a bar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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