Etymology
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waitress (n.)

"woman who waits tables at a restaurant," 1834, from waiter + -ess.

updated on March 21, 2014

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Definitions of waitress from WordNet
1
waitress (v.)
serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant;
Synonyms: wait
2
waitress (n.)
a woman waiter;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.