counterman

[koun-ter-man]
noun, plural countermen.
a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.

Origin:
1850–55; counter1 + man1

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counterman

noun
someone who attends a counter (as in a diner) [syn: counterperson
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Example sentences
The counterman pulled out a brisket that had been in the smoker for fifteen hours and distributed samples.
They all spun on the stools even after the counterman closed the fountain down.
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