garcon

garçon

[gar-sawn]
noun, plural garçons [gar-sawn] . 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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garçon (ˈɡɑsɒn, French ɡarsɔ̃)
 
n
a waiter or male servant, esp if French
 
[C19: from Old French gars lad, probably of Germanic origin]

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garçon
"boy," c.1300, from O.Fr. garçun (11c.), originally objective case of gars, perhaps from Frank. *wrakjo (cf. O.H.G. recko, O.S. wrekkio "a banished person, exile;" Eng. wretch). Meaning "waiter" (especially one in a Fr. restaurant) is from 1788.
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