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tapster

[tap-ster] /ˈtæp stər/
noun
1.
a bartender.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tæppestre. See tap2, -ster
Related forms
undertapster, noun
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tapster

/ˈtæpstə/
noun
1.
(rare) a barman
2.
(in W Africa) a man who taps palm trees to collect and sell palm wine
Derived Forms
tapstress, noun:feminine
Word Origin
Old English tæppestre, feminine of tæppere, from tappian to tap²
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tapster

n.

"person employed to tap liquors," Old English tæppestre "hostess at an inn, woman employed to tap liquors," from tæppa "tap" (see tap (n.)) + fem. ending -ster.

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