Waiter meaning

wātər
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A person who waits or awaits.
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One who serves at a table, as in a restaurant.
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The definition of a waiter is a person who serves your table at a restaurant.

A man who takes your order and brings you drinks and food at a restaurant is an example of a waiter.

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A tray or salver.
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A male or sometimes female attendant who serves customers in a restaurant, café or similar.

Waiter! There's a fly in my soup.

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(literally) Someone who waits for somebody or something; a person who is waiting.
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A man who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
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A tray for carrying dishes; salver.
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Origin of waiter

  • Late 14th century, "attendant, watchman," agent noun from the verb wait. Sense of "servant who waits at tables" is from late 15th century, originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s. Feminine form waitress first recorded 1834.

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