Meaning of wait on somebody/something is to wait for something to happen before you do or decide something

So I think its usage is correct in the following sentence

It was barely midnight when I arrived home but I found them both sitting at the table waiting on me.

But according to my book it should be waiting for me.

Although waiting for is also correct but I don't think waiting on is wrong.


waiting _on_ someone to arrive is fairly common (spoken) usage, but would be considered vulgar/uneducated usage by most people, waiting _for_ someone to arrive would generally be considered more correct.

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