Ober

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See also: ober and ober-

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shorter form of Oberkellner (head waiter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ober m (genitive Obers, plural Ober)

  1. (dated) waiter
    Synonyms: Kellner
  2. (card games) over knave, queen

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense “waiter” the word is falling out of use, especially the form of address “Herr Ober”.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ober in Duden online