[ bras-uh-ree; French brasuh-ree ]
/ ˌbræs əˈri; French brasəˈri /

noun, plural bras·se·ries [bras-uh-reez; French brasuh-ree] /ˌbræs əˈriz; French brasəˈri/.

an unpretentious restaurant, tavern, or the like, that serves drinks, especially beer, and simple or hearty food.

Origin of brasserie

1860–65; < French: literally, brewery; Middle French, equivalent to brass(er) to brew (< Gallo-Latin *braciāre, derivative of *brac- malt < Gaulish; compare Welsh brag, MIr mraich, braich malt) + -erie -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brasserie

/ (ˈbræsərɪ) /


a bar in which drinks and often food are served
a small and usually cheap restaurant

Word Origin for brasserie

C19: from French, from brasser to stir, brew
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