Definition of saloonkeeper in English:

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saloonkeeper

Pronunciation: /səˈlo͞onˌkēpər/
(also saloon keeper)

noun

North American
A person who runs a bar; a bartender.
Example sentences
  • Bounty Hunter's ‘saloon keeper’ Andy Herbert (also called wine maverick and desperado) and his co-saloon keepers Glen Hugo and Eddie Huntz don't take themselves too seriously, but they know their wine.
  • Each brewer disposes of his product by contracting with special saloon-keepers to sell his beer and no other. The more saloons he has, the better.
  • The saloon-keeper, unless he is also an alderman, is apt to be in debt to the big brewers, and on the verge of being sold out.

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Syllabification: sa·loon·keep·er

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