noun, plural ba·ris·tas, ba·ris·ti [buh-ree-stee; Italian bah-rees-tee] /bəˈri sti; Italian bɑ ris ti/.
Origin of barista
Examples from the Web for barista
Your HR person is as likely to be as pierced as your barista.This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended|Nick Gillespie|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were recently in a coffee shop and the barista said they recognized us,” he says.
So does the barista at Starbucks, and the checkout clerk at Whole Foods.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Glassdoor.com, the employee-review site, workers noted that “barista” jobs at Cosi pay between $8 and $10 an hour.If Cosi Wants to Make a Profit, It Needs to Increase Wages|Daniel Gross|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A Starbucks barista was fired after a song he wrote ranting about the chain went viral.Miners Fired Over ‘Harlem Shake’ Video & Other Job-Killing Memes|Kevin Fallon|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin for barista
"bartender in a coffee shop," as a purely English word in use by 1992, from Italian, where it is said to derive ultimately from the English bar (n.2), as borrowed into Italian. The word is of generic gender and may be applied with equal accuracy to women and men (it is said that the typical barista in Italy is a man).