As he was about to offer some to Abu Hassar, our waiter came over.
A waiter brings out some fresh pretzels and homemade pork and wine sausages.
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
late 14c., "attendant, watchman," agent noun from wait (v.). Sense of "servant who waits at tables" is from late 15c., originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s.