One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural waitpersonsNorth American
A waiter or waitress (used as a neutral alternative).
server, waitress, stewardess, steward, attendantView synonyms
- ‘As we were seated, our waitperson cryptically asked, ‘Have you dined here before?’’
- ‘Disarming as beauty is when paired with charm, the waitpersons are also as informed as they are informal.’
- ‘And I've never gone out to dinner with my dad when he hasn't gotten into an in-depth conversation with the waitperson.’
- ‘Can you negotiate with the sushi chef, or must everything go through a waitperson?’
- ‘You don't have to treat your waitperson like your best buddy, but you should give them the same respect you'd expect from any business transaction.’
- ‘But then, most waitpersons aren't very good at listening to customers, so it evens out.’
- ‘I first saw the new antihero last year on a waitperson's chest (slogan: ‘Cute but psycho’), but I didn't know her name then.’
- ‘Harrell shared a story of the ‘I like you because…’ variety and how it made a 15-year veteran waitperson's day.’
- ‘And the waitperson explained that shrimp and bacon are not an exchangeable menu item - it would have to be one or the other.’
- ‘I took him to the one joint in the city where I can pull the Cosmopolitan Sophisticate routine. No menus for us, waitperson; inform the chef that James is here, and he may cook what he pleases.’
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