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barmaid

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːmeɪd
 
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Definition of barmaid in English:

noun

1British A woman serving behind the bar of a pub or hotel.
Example sentences
  • One young lass is desperate to make it as a singer, but finds that she's having more success slinging the drinks as a barmaid.
  • As everyone always notices, the back view reflected in the mirror of the barmaid serving a client in a top hat (who must, by visual implication, be you) is too far to the right to be optically possible.
  • We supply the waitresses, barmaids, security and anything else someone requires to make their night complete.
2North American A waitress who serves drinks in a bar.
Example sentences
  • In the lobby of the Tel Aviv Opera House, tall barmaids in red sequins served wine in plastic goblets with labels declaring the sponsorship of the Bezeq telephone company.
  • Forget about those tales of huge tubs filled with ice cold beer served by doe-eyed barmaids just quivering to hear your band.
  • The barmaid spilled his drink all over him and then… nothing.

Words that rhyme with barmaid

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