barkeep

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Etymology[edit]

bar +‎ keep, possibly a clipping of barkeeper.

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barkeep (plural barkeeps)

  1. (informal) a bartender
    • 1873: Bret Harte, Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands
      I sez to the barkeep' o' the hotel, "Show me the biggest doctor here."
    • 1999: Frasier (TV, episode 6.13)
      Barkeep, a couple of beers here, please?

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