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bistro

[ bis-troh; French bee-stroh ]
/ ˈbɪs troʊ; French biˈstroʊ /
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noun, plural bis·tros [bis-trohz; French bee-stroh]. /ˈbɪs troʊz; French biˈstroʊ/.
a small, modest, European-style restaurant or café.
a small nightclub or restaurant.

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Origin of bistro

1920–25; <French bistro(t), originally argot, first attested in the sense “proprietor of a tavern” (1884); of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for bistro

bistro
/ (ˈbiːstrəʊ) /

noun plural -tros
a small restaurant

Word Origin for bistro

French: of obscure origin; perhaps from Russian bistro fast
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