headwaiter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n headwaiter a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
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Usage

In literature:

When the time came to serve the wine, the headwaiter went first to Grant.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
JAMES, the headwaiter, has told me thirteen different stories of the haunted room of this hotel.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 1, 1890" by Various
The headwaiter, clad in the long waistcoat and full trunk-hose of the late Seventeenth Century, bowed punctiliously.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Michael used to say the only thing people like these were interested in was impressing headwaiters.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
The headwaiters know her and wink significantly when she comes in with her friends.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
But when Stewart asked for his bill, the proprietor, instead of intrusting it as usual to the headwaiter, presented it in person.
"The Girl from Alsace" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
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In poetry:

Comes the time when it's later
and onto your table the headwaiter
puts the bill, and very soon after
rings out the sound of lively laughter—
"A Wicker Basket" by Robert Creeley

In news:

Martha Stewart shows guest Linda Dano how to make a scary headwaiter tray out of a Styrofoam head for Halloween.
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