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barmaid

[bahr-meyd] /ˈbɑrˌmeɪd/
noun
1.
a woman who bartends; bartender.
Origin of barmaid
1650-1660
1650-60; bar1 + maid
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barmaid

/ˈbɑːˌmeɪd/
noun
1.
a woman who serves in a pub
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Word Origin and History for barmaid
n.

1650s, from bar (n.2) + maid.

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