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 (wā′trŏn′, -trən)
n. Informal
A waiter or waitress.

[Alteration of waiter.]


a waiter or waitress


(ˈweɪ trɒn, -trən)
a person of either sex who waits on tables; waiter or waitress.
[1970–75, Amer.; wait(er) or waitr(ess) + (automat)on, suggesting robotic activity, or (neu)tron, suggesting neuter gender, or formed on analogy of patron]


- A person, male or female, who waits on tables at a restaurant.
See also related terms for tables.
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As we sit down in a coffee shop in the mall, he attempts to have a conversation in the Sotho language with the waitron.
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You choose two options, or three, if the charming French waitron likes you.
The rest of our feint-hearted neighbours ran inside, pursued by anguished waitrons.
More than 99," came the answer from one of the waitrons sporting perpetually toothy grins.
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