Definition of tapster in English:

tapster

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Pronunciation: /ˈtapstə
 
/

noun

archaic
  • A person who draws and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar.
    More example sentences
    • It was a classical insurgency situation, in which "decayed tapsters and serving men" faced men who "knew what they fought for and loved what they knew".
    • Their ranks also included proctors, ‘apparators,’ tapsters, a toll taker on London Bridge, and ‘pattentees.’
    • Sir John, staying at the Garter Inn, successfully recommends him to his Host as a tapster.

Origin

Old English tæppestre, denoting a woman serving ale (see tap1, -ster).

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