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bistro

[ bis-troh; French bee-stroh ]

noun

, plural bis·tros [bis, -trohz, bee-, stroh].
  1. a small, modest, European-style restaurant or caf é.
  2. a small nightclub or restaurant.


bistro

/ ˈbiːstrəʊ /

noun

  1. a small restaurant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bistro1

1920–25; < French bistro ( t ), originally argot, first attested in the sense “proprietor of a tavern” (1884); of obscure origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bistro1

French: of obscure origin; perhaps from Russian bistro fast
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Example Sentences

It features a steel border that’s large enough to place your drink and—this is really cool—it even doubles as a bistro table when you put the cover on top.

Last spring, strings of bistro lights and outdoor seating in a courtyard behind the Student Center beckoned students to gather safely outside.

Unlike in real life, the pandemic is over and the village’s bistro, bookstore and boulangerie are open.

He worked in the front office of the Rangers for several years, coached minor league hockey for one year, opened a popular bistro in Manhattan and worked as a stockbroker.

When the 1,000-seat bistro in San Diego got a new POS system a few weeks ago, it got 14 terminals and 30 handheld units for servers, which may sound like a lot, says Gregg Frazer, vice president of hospitality, but it isn’t nearly enough.

In one scene set inside a Brooklyn bistro, he ogles a twenty-something French woman.

Week after week we are shaken to learn that French bistro—No, Mongolian—No, Genever gin—No, soba—is THE food trend of the moment.

A group of modish young Angelenos has congregated at Eveleigh, a bistro off Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The hotel is home to two restaurants, La Coronela and Santo Vino Bistro, and even makes its own Hotel California Tequila.

He was fired after making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris bistro.

The only place I ever had it better was at a bistro in Nice on this last permission.

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