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[weyt-staf, ‐stahf] /ˈweɪtˈstæf, ‐ˈstɑf/
a staff of waiters or waitresses who wait on tables, as in a restaurant.
a waiter or waitress.
Also, wait staff. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for waitstaff
  • In this case, you should deduct the cost of the wine from your bill when figuring out the tip for the waitstaff.
  • The waitstaff scrubbed countertops and stocked refrigerators with soda and beer.
  • The decor exudes as much warmth as a hospital waiting room, but exceedingly friendly waitstaff more than compensate.
  • waitstaff shouldn't automatically get tipped if they did their job.
  • Restaurant waitstaff and taxi drivers usually do not expect tips, and will return any change due you.
  • Many items are filleted or carved tableside with a flourish by an enthusiastic waitstaff.
  • All manager's, bartenders, and waitstaff that serve alcoholic beverages must abide by these guidelines.
  • Each of the waitstaff is licensed to mix and serve drinks.
  • Directly tipped employees, such as waitstaff and bartenders, receive tips directly from customers.
Word Origin and History for waitstaff

1981, American English; see waiter + staff (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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