tapster
noun Date: before 12th century bartender

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tapster — Tap ster, n. [AS. t[ae]ppestre a female tapster. See {Tap} a plug, pipe, and { ster}.] One whose business is to tap or draw ale or other liquor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tapster — person employed to tap liquors, O.E. tæppestre hostess at an inn, woman employed to tap liquors, from tæppa tap (see TAP (Cf. tap) (n.)) + fem. ending ster …   Etymology dictionary

  • tapster — [tap′stər] n. [ME < OE tæppestre, barmaid < tæppa: see TAP2] Now Rare a bartender …   English World dictionary

  • tapster — /tap steuhr/, n. a bartender. [bef. 1000; ME; OE taeppestre. See TAP2, STER] * * * …   Universalium

  • tapster — noun One whose business is to tap or draw ale or other liquor …   Wiktionary

  • tapster — noun archaic a person who draws and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar …   English new terms dictionary

  • tapster — tap·ster …   English syllables

  • tapster — /ˈtæpstə/ (say tapstuh) noun Obsolete a bartender or barmaid. {Middle English; Old English tæppestre. See tap2 (noun), ster} –tapstress, feminine noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • tapster — n. a person who draws and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar. Etymology: OE taeligppestre orig. fem. (as TAP(1), STER) …   Useful english dictionary

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