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A waiter in a French restaurant or hotel.
server, waitress, stewardess, steward, attendantView synonyms
- ‘His father was a garçon before him, and from childhood he has been instructed in the family art, learning celerity and grace of movement, with that patience, politeness, and amiability by which he is distinguished.’
- ‘We sat down at our table, the waiter, or should I say garçon, handed us our menus.’
French, literally ‘boy’.
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