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Garçon [garsɔ̃] is the French word for "boy". In English, and various other languages, it was adopted in the specific meaning of a (male, usually young) waiter, especially of low rank in a larger establishment, who serves customers food or drinks. However, in France, it is considered rude to address a waiter as "garçon"[citation needed]; rather one addresses the waiter as "monsieur".


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The word occurs in the title of many (usually French) works of art, such as:

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