carhop
noun Etymology: car + -hop (as in bellhop) Date: 1937 one who serves customers at a drive-in restaurant

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  • carhop — ☆ carhop [kär′häp΄ ] n. [ CAR1 + (BELL)HOP] a waiter or, esp., a waitress who serves food to customers in cars at a drive in restaurant …   English World dictionary

  • Carhop — A carhop is a waiter or waitress (often) on rollerskates who brings food to people in their cars. Carhops originated in the 1940s when drive in eateries were popular. Now carhops are only featured at a few remaining original drive in hotdog… …   Wikipedia

  • carhop — /kahr hop /, n., v., carhopped, carhopping. n. 1. a person who serves customers in their cars at a drive in restaurant. v.i. 2. to work as a carhop. [1935 40; CAR1 + (BELL)HOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • carhop — noun A person who waits on customers at a drive in restaurant, sometimes on rollerskates I ended my aimless roaming short term odd jobs lifestyle and joyfully went to work at a local restaurant in Langley Park, Maryland, as a carhop …   Wiktionary

  • carhop — car•hop [[t]ˈkɑrˌhɒp[/t]] n. v. hopped, hop•ping 1) cvb a person who serves customers in their cars at a drive in restaurant 2) cvb to work as a carhop • Etymology: 1935–40; car+ (bell) hop …   From formal English to slang

  • carhop — n. waiter or waitress who brings food to customers in their cars at a drive in restaurant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carhop — noun N. Amer. informal, dated a waiter or waitress at a drive in restaurant …   English new terms dictionary

  • carhop — noun (C) AmE old fashioned 1 someone who takes care of your car if you are staying a large hotel 2 someone who carries food to people s cars at a drive in restaurant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • carhop — car·hop …   English syllables

  • carhop — n. US colloq. a waiter at a drive in restaurant …   Useful english dictionary

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