Meaning of daily waiter in English:

daily waiter


  • A person who is in continual attendance upon a superior; specifically (in the British royal household) one of a group of four gentleman-ushers each responsible in turn for attending or waiting on the sovereign in the presence chamber.

    By the middle of the 19th century, holders of the office of Gentleman-Usher Daily Waiter were no longer required to perform duties within the royal household, although the Senior Gentleman-Usher always concurrently held the office of Usher of the Black Rod. As a distinct category of Gentleman Usher, the post of Daily Waiter ceased to exist in the early 20th century.


Early 16th century; earliest use found in Statutes Prohemium Iohannis Rastell.