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waiter Syllabification: wait·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwādər/

Definition of waiter in English:


1A man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant.
Example sentences
  • Arriving passengers greet their cabin stewards and table waiters like long-lost family friends with smiling handshakes, hugs and much backslapping.
  • Lauren and I went to Osteria tonight and the waiters outnumbered the customers.
  • The waiters serve the women at each table first.
butler, servant, page;
wait staff
2A person who waits for a time, event, or opportunity.
Example sentences
  • Mr McMahon said all of the long waiters in the eastern region should be given an opportunity to be treated under the fund and a record kept of those who don't wish to be involved in the scheme.
  • Although the Trust achieved its target of having no over 12 month waiters, 299 patients had been waiting longer than nine months at the end of March.
3A small tray; a salver.

Words that rhyme with waiter

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