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barkeeper

[bahr-kee-per] /ˈbɑrˌki pər/
noun
1.
a person who owns or manages a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
2.
a bartender.
Also, barkeep.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; bar1 + keeper
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British Dictionary definitions for barkeep

barkeeper

/ˈbɑːˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
another name (esp US) for barman
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Word Origin and History for barkeep
n.

1846, probably short for barkeeper (1712); from bar (n.2) + agent noun of keep (v.).

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