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garçon

[gar-sawn] /garˈsɔ̃/
noun, plural garçons
[gar-sawn] /garˈsɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
(usually in direct address) a waiter in a restaurant.
2.
a boy or a young unmarried man.
3.
a male employee or servant.
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British Dictionary definitions for garçon

garçon

/ˈɡɑsɒn; French ɡarsɔ̃/
noun
1.
a waiter or male servant, esp if French
Word Origin
C19: from Old French gars lad, probably of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for garçon

garcon

n.

"boy," c.1300, from Old French garçun (11c.; Modern French garçon) "menial, servant-boy, page; man of base condition," originally objective case of gars, perhaps from Frankish *wrakjo (cf. Old High German recko, Old Saxon wrekkio "a banished person, exile;" English wretch). Meaning "waiter" (especially one in a French restaurant) is from 1788.

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