Definition of barkeeper in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbärˌkēpər/
(also barkeep)


chiefly North American
A person who owns or serves drinks in a bar.
Example sentences
  • Her barkeeps have researched new drinks for the spring, and they've tweaked and taste-tested a lot of cocktails to get just the right balance of sour, sweet, bitter and strength.
  • Enchanters liked to wander around the land rewarding people for good deeds and occasionally getting drunk and rewarding barkeeps for good beer.
  • She made her way through the couples still standing on the dance floor and then ordered a drink from the barkeeper who happened to be a good friend of hers.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bar·keep·er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.