waitron


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waitron

a waitperson with a machinelike attitude

wait·ron

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

[Alteration of waiter.]

waitron

(ˈweɪtrɒn)
n
a waiter or waitress

wait•ron

(ˈweɪ trɒn, -trən)
n.
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]

waitron

- A person, male or female, who waits on tables at a restaurant.
See also related terms for tables.
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