from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who serves drinks in a bar.

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  • n. A man who works in a bar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barrister.
  • n. A barkeeper or bartender.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar


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  • Eventually Clark and Cullen could stand it no longer, and called the barman over.

    Begging for Jokes...

  • "THREE for one here," calls a barman from a neighbouring bar, equally empty. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Eventually Brown and Darling could stand it no longer and called the barman over.

    Rogue Gunner

  • Periodically, after an engagement had liteen tidily finished and the casualties removed from the gfeerie. they would be summoned to Hanoi, nearly four fears 'flight away, addressed by the Commander-in-Chief, lodged for one night in a Press Gamp where they boasted that the barman was the best in Indo-China, flown over the late battlefield at a height of 3,000 feet (the limit of a heavy machine-gun's range) and then delivered safely and easily back, like aschool-treat, to the Continental Hotel in Saigon.

    The Quiet American

  • The barman was a lively fellow, which was just as well considering the state of his clientele, and kept us plied with drinks and put up with what must have been inane conversation until somewhere near 4am when we fell out onto the road, which could be done by leaning back on your stool, dodged the Cameroonian at the end of the road who promised us women and, erm, more women and took a taxi home.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Taking in the sunsets while you're relaxing on your own rocking chair is a must, especially with a rocket-powered rum punch mixed by Dougie, the resort's resident barman.

    Richard Powell: Jamaica: A Dreadfully Good Getaway

  • Here a fine old-school barman will give you a nice gin pour and crack open your own bottle of cold tonic.

    New York

  • And while that ghastly concoction is something every barman will try to push on you, any self-respecting rum drinker would rather sup from a horse trough than let it pass their lips.

    On the trail of Hunter S Thompson in Puerto Rico

  • Man desperate "I don't mind being a barman, it's just …"He ran his hands through paper and polystyrene garbage on the table while the voice on the phone replied.

    Michael Holden's All ears

  • A few times he came to Hollywood to act in Irish films and in a small part as an Irish-American barman, and these visits might have appeared to other people, she thought, like the happiest times for her and for Luke.

    The Empty Family


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  • Barman, why didn't I think of it's definition being one of the bar?

    November 24, 2014

  • barkeep. "I took the jeers and drank the beers and crawled back home at dawn/And ended up a barman in the morning." -- "Sally MacLennane," the Pogues, lyrics c. 1985 Shane Macgowan

    February 7, 2007