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An employee of a coffee shop who prepares and serves coffee or other beverages.

[Italian, bartender : bar, bar, café (from English bar; see bar1) + -ista, -ist (from Latin -ista, -istēs, from Greek -istēs, agent n. suff).]


(Professions) a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar
[C20: Italian: literally, bartender]
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said the barista pointing to the chalkboard hanging above her - yes, it "Oh, you mean a long black?