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waitressing

[wey-truh-sing] /ˈweɪ trə sɪŋ/
noun
1.
the occupation of a waitress.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; waitress + -ing1

waitress

[wey-tris] /ˈweɪ trɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who waits on tables, as in a restaurant.
verb (used without object)
2.
to work or serve as a waitress:
She waitressed in a restaurant to help pay her way through college.
Origin
1580-90; wait(e)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess, -person.
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  • Linda gave up her waitressing and catering jobs, and devoted her energies to the household.
British Dictionary definitions for waitressing

waitress

/ˈweɪtrɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who serves at table, as in a restaurant
verb
2.
(intransitive) to act as a waitress
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Word Origin and History for waitressing

waitress

n.

1834; see waiter + -ess.

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