a person who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar.

1830–40, Americanism; bar1 + tender3 Unabridged
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bartender (ˈbɑːˌtɛndə)
chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called: barman a man who serves in a bar

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Word Origin & History

also bar-tender; 1836, Amer.Eng., from bar (2) + agent noun of tend (2).
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Example sentences
He tells the bartender the cheese is no good, he can't smell a thing.
Now imagine a bartender robot that could waggle its eyebrows sympathetically as
  you pour out the story of your messy divorce.
Helpers began showing up: a college student and a cop, a bartender and a
  computer executive.
Working as a bartender, she had refused to serve an obnoxious reveller at the
  end of the evening.
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