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In restaurants the waiters are unfailingly chipper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Imagine explaining to waiters what organic food was. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The drinks waiters still flashed by us. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)The waiter who served us was a bit rubbish though. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The waiter brings his tea and my espresso. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The waiter approached our table with a tray of drinks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The waiter followed the man into the street and flung it in his face. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At the table a waiter asked me to leave. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pair barely spoke again as waiters served up pink lamb followed by raspberry soufflé. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And the waiter got the tables muddled up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And the waiter who served them was gorgeous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The head waiter offered a table. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now, here comes your head waiter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are also two restaurants with waiter service, which can be booked ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Soft soul plays as waiters bring dishes such as steaks, chicken burgers and bangers and mash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many gentlemen would ask the head waiter in amazement whether we wouldn't prefer champagne. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Loos In the very smartest restaurants a waiter will escort you to the loo. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is the machine your waiter brings to the table to take your credit-card payment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was convicted of slamming a slab on to a waiter's head. The Sun (2006)And you'll have noticed how keen waiters are in restaurants to take the menus back? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Let's ask that waiter if our table is ready. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Try asking the waiter to bring his meal first so he doesn't have to wait too long to eat. The Sun (2006)Tonight I went to a talk and flirted outrageously with one of the waiters serving drinks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When the waiter delivered the drinks, he asked me where I was staying. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: waiter /ˈweɪtə/ NOUN
A waiter is a man who serves food and drink in a restaurant.
- American English: waiter
- Arabic: نَادِل
- Brazilian Portuguese: garçom
- Chinese: 服务员
- Croatian: konobar
- Czech: číšník
- Danish: tjener
- Dutch: kelner
- European Spanish: camarero mesero
- Finnish: tarjoilija
- French: serveur restaurant
- German: Kellner
- Greek: σερβιτόρος
- Italian: cameriere
- Japanese: ウェイター
- Korean: 웨이터
- Norwegian: servitør
- Polish: kelner
- European Portuguese: empregado de mesa
- Romanian: chelner
- Russian: официант
- Spanish: mesero
- Swedish: servitör
- Thai: บริกรชาย
- Turkish: garson
- Ukrainian: офіціант
- Vietnamese: người hầu bàn nam
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