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barkeeper

or barkeep

[bahr-kee-per] /ˈbɑrˌki pər/
noun
1.
a person who owns or manages a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
2.
a bartender.
Origin of barkeeper
1705-1715
1705-15; bar1 + keeper
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  • Casey was the Officers Club barkeep and much-beribboned mixologist.

    Next Door, Next World Robert Donald Locke
  • Come on, barkeep, an' slip us another round of this here inebriatin' fluid.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • The barkeep's face was pure sunshine when he turned to the aliens again.

    Jubilation, U.S.A. G. L. Vandenburg
  • "Aspirin and ginger ale," I ordered, and got a knowing grin from the barkeep.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • The barkeep, a pleasant enough fellow, but with none of Art's innate joviality, rang up the dime.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • The barkeep dropped his hands, paralyzed by her intoxicating nearness.

  • I arrived back in Joe's Tavern to find the barkeep had been revived and bore none of us any ill-will.

  • But Nick got rid of five drinks while Joe protected his own glass from the barkeep.

    The Stowaway Alvin Heiner
  • "You guys hold on and don't drink up yet," growled the barkeep.

    Jubilation, U.S.A. G. L. Vandenburg
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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