under tapster


a bartender.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English tæppestre. See tap2, -ster

undertapster, noun
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tapster (ˈtæpstə)
1.  rare a barman
2.  (in W Africa) a man who taps palm trees to collect and sell palm wine
[Old English tæppestre, feminine of tæppere, from tappian to tap²]
fem n

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