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Definition of "headwaiter" [headwaiter]

  • A waiter who is in charge of the waiters and waitresses in a restaurant and is often responsible for taking reservations and seating guests. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headwaiter" in a sentence
  • ""Perhaps I'd better call the headwaiter, sir," the golem said stiffly."
  • "Even though he was starting as an assistant waiter, he was excited about his job and the opportunity to advance to a headwaiter."
  • "He even stayed at the restaurant long enough to achieve his goal of advancing to headwaiter himself!"