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waitron - A person, male or female, who waits on tables at a restaurant. More...
backgammon - Appears to literally mean "back game," and was first called tables; gammon is the ancestor of game. More...
busboy - A person who clears the dirty dishes from diners' tables, so called from his "bus" or trolley. More...
turn the tables - May come from backgammon, as the game itself was once called tables, and the two halves of the playing board are still called tables. More...
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