waitress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v waitress serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant "I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's"
    • n waitress a woman waiter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Waitress A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n waitress A woman who waits at table: originally used only of one who served in a place of public entertainment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Waitress a female waiter
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Quotations

  • Yogi Berra
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    “Yogi ordered a pizza. The waitress asked How many pieces do you want your pie cut? Yogi responded, Four. I don't think I could eat eight.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. waiter (Fr. guetter), to watch, attend—waite, a sentinel—Old High Ger. wahta (Ger. wacht), a watchman; cog. with A.S. wacan, to watch.

Usage

In literature:

This Randall girl had worked in the club for a month as a waitress and she KNEW.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
In her ardor at playing waitress in the woods Mollie had turned her bucket upside down.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
Of course she presided, Nora acting as waitress whenever necessary.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
After speaking to a waitress, he inquired whether Colston or her sister were at the hotel.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
There are restaurants selling wines and liquors where many young girls go as waitresses, which hold dangers for any girl.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
It should have been so, for a caterer was in the kitchen, and a hired waitress served the viands without disaster.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
Lize turned upon the waitress and lashed her with stinging phrases.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
I would even have taken a place as waitress in a tea shop.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She sat down and a waitress put her soup before her.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
She was escorted by a bouncing, black-eyed waitress to a table for four.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
I'd hurry back to the cafe and get my suitcase and tell the waitress I'd decided to catch the train after all.
"The Gallery" by Roger Phillips Graham
But Dennis made no reply, for his eyes were resting on the white-aproned waitress, who was busy with her pay-book, and he saw two things.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
Mrs. Horton stopped at the door till the waitress should find them seats.
"Sunny Boy in the Big City" by Ramy Allison White
The waitress signified that bouillon was not to be.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
The waitress was dusting in the hall.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Mrs. Byrne made a vain attempt to get her own cakes from the waitress for five cents, and then resigned herself to the senseless extravagance.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
Marie, the waitress, was passing near him and he signed to her to stop.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
A good cook and a competent waitress are necessities.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Alice acted as waitress, and Bobby sat in a high chair beaming upon Pan.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
He ordered a dinner which made the red-headed waitress gasp.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
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In poetry:

Hi waitress, excuse me a minute, now listen,
I'm not finding fault, but here, Miss,
The 'taters' look gradely - the beef is a' reet
But what kind of pudden is this?
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
We raise our arguments like sitting ducks
to knock them down with logic or with luck
and contradict ourselves for fun;
the waitress holds our coats and we put on
the raw wind like a scarf; love is a faun
who insists his playmates run.
"Love Is A Parallax" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

CLEVELAND – A longtime Cleveland waitress got the surprise of her life this week when an enormous income tax refund check arrived in the mail.
A former restaurant waitress says in a discrimination lawsuit that her employer ordered her to be fired because she refused to have an abortion.
Jenny Carson, 22 Hometown: Groves Current non-musical occupation: Waitress.
SOUTH BEND — Rabbi Michael Friedland was eating in a downtown restaurant one day when he noticed his waitress's arm.
Restaurants that woo men with attractive waitresses, big beer selections & giant TVs are winning loyal customers--and raking in revenues.
A judge ruled that former NBA star Dennis Rodman will have to pay to $225,000 for slapping the rear end of a 28-year-old Las Vegas waitress.
Owner Melissa Borrett says she's an entrepreneur trying to make ends meet after her waitressing jobs didn't pay the rent.
Zoe Adams, a school teacher, came to Miller, Texas to spend her time as a waitress at Cookie's Cafe in order to get some answers.
Banker Leaves Insulting Tip to Waitress.
She worked as a waitress at White City and Smith's Restaurant.
An attractive Houston waitress named Sade Anding claims that Dr Conrad Murray could have been distracted from taking care of Michael Jackson on the day the Thriller singer died -- because he was on the phone talking to her.
The list is short, but it's hard to complain when, as my waitress put it, "Everything's a specialty".
She moved to Sundance, WY where she was a waitress and bartender.
Wheeler, 88: Longtime waitress with great sense of humor .
Adrienne Shelly was a well-liked indie actress with a promising career as a filmmaker (the sweet-as-pie "Waitress" was hers.
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In science:

The models we present not only extract ratable aspects, but also cluster them into coherent topics, e.g., waitress and bartender are part of the same topic staff for restaurants.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
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