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car·hop

 (kär′hŏp′)
n.
One who waits on customers at a drive-in restaurant.

carhop

(ˈkɑːˌhɒp)
n
informal US and Canadian a waiter or waitress at a drive-in restaurant

car•hop

(ˈkɑrˌhɒp)

n., v. -hopped, -hop•ping. n.
1. a person who serves customers in their cars at a drive-in restaurant.
v.i.
2. to work as a carhop.
[1935–40; car + (bell) hop]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carhop - a waiter at a drive-in restaurantcarhop - a waiter at a drive-in restaurant  
server, waiter - a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
Translations

carhop

[ˈkɑːhɒp] N (US) → camarero/a m/f de un restaurante "drive-in"

carhop

n (dated US) → Bedienung fin einem Drive-in-Restaurant
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