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 (bär′kē′pər) also bar·keep (-kēp′)
1. A person who owns or operates a bar for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
2. See bartender.
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(Professions) another name (esp US) for barman
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(ˈbɑrˌki pər)

also bar′keep`,

1. the manager of a bar where alcoholic beverages are sold.
2. a bartender.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barkeeper - an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a barbarkeeper - an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
barmaid - a female bartender
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
publican, tavern keeper - the keeper of a public house
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[ˈbɑːˌkiːpəʳ] N (US) → tabernero/a m/f
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[ˈbɑːrkiːpər] (US) nbarman (barmaid)m/fbarking mad (British) barking [ˈbɑːrkɪŋ] (British) adj (= bonkers) → complètement cinglé(e)
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References in classic literature ?
Men who entered from the street felt it immediately, and in response to their queries the barkeepers nodded at the back room, and said comprehensively, "Burning Daylight's on the tear." And the men who entered remained, and kept the barkeepers busy.
As it was, everybody slept but my agent and me--only we and the barkeepers. I would not permit myself to sleep at such a time.
The restless doors of saloons, clashing to and fro, disclosed animated rows of men before bars and hurrying barkeepers.
Had his barkeepers been asked, they would have described his mental condition as a grouch.
And once, I remember, a barkeeper mixed me a sweet temperance drink of syrup and soda- water.
There's a barkeeper from Jersey City going to be received."
Martin drank on silently, biting out his orders and invitations and awing the barkeeper, an effeminate country youngster with watery blue eyes and hair parted in the middle.
'An encounter took place in Sparta, a few days since, between the barkeeper of an hotel, and a man named Bury.
The city inspector of sidewalks was a barkeeper at the War Whoop Cafe--and maybe he could make it uncomfortable for any tradesman who did not stand in with Scully!
As to the clerks, he pronounced them mere pretenders, not one of whom had ever been among the Indians, nor farther to the northwest than Montreal, nor of higher rank than barkeeper of a tavern or marker of a billiard-table, excepting one, who had been a school-master, and whom he emphatically sets down for "as foolish a pedant as ever lived."
This the stage-hand would have done, had he not had the misfortune to get into an altercation with a barkeeper which culminated in a fractured skull and an ambulance ride to the receiving hospital.
The barkeeper had just opened, and was sweeping out.