counterman
noun Date: 1849 one who tends a counter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Counterman — Coun ter*man (koun t[ e]r*man), n.; pl. {Countermen} ( men). A man who attends at the counter of a shop to sell goods. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterman — [kount′ər man΄, kount′ərmən] n. pl. countermen [kount′ərmen΄, kount′ərmən] a man whose work is serving customers at a counter, as of a lunchroom or cafeteria …   English World dictionary

  • Counterman — Als Counterman (CM) wird im Jargon v.a. der westlichen Nachrichtendienste ein Mitarbeiter eines fremden Dienstes bezeichnet, der zur Tätigkeit für den eigenen Dienst überworben wurde. Dabei spielt es für die Einstufung als CM keine Rolle, ob die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • counterman — /kown teuhr man /, n., pl. countermen. a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria. [1850 55; COUNTER1 + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterman — noun A man who serves behind a counter, especially in a diner …   Wiktionary

  • counterman — coun·ter·man || kaÊŠntÉ™rmÉ™n n. man who works at counter in shop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterman — count·er·man …   English syllables

  • counterman — count•er•man [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌmæn[/t]] n. pl. men a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria • Etymology: 1850–55 usage: See man …   From formal English to slang

  • counterman — noun someone who attends a counter (as in a diner) • Syn: ↑counterperson, ↑counterwoman • Hypernyms: ↑waiter, ↑server • Hyponyms: ↑soda jerk, ↑soda jerker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Countermen — Counterman Coun ter*man (koun t[ e]r*man), n.; pl. {Countermen} ( men). A man who attends at the counter of a shop to sell goods. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”