bartender etymology

English word bartender comes from English bar, English tender

Detailed word origin of bartender

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bar English (eng) A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.. Except, other than, besides. (UK, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.. (UK, law) The railing [...]
tender English (eng) (nautical) Heeling over too easily when under sail; said of a vessel.. (obsolete) Careful to keep inviolate, or not to injure; used with of.. (obsolete) Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.. (of food) Soft and easily chewed.. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic.. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate.. Easily bruised or injured; [...]
bartender English (eng) One who tends a bar or pub; a person preparing and serving drinks at a bar.

Words with the same origin as bartender

Descendants of bar