[ kab-uh-rey for 1-4, 6, 7; kab-uh-ret for 5 ]
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  1. a restaurant providing food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show.

  2. a café that serves food and drink and offers entertainment often of an improvisatory, satirical, and topical nature.

  1. a floor show consisting of such entertainment: The cover charge includes dinner and a cabaret.

  2. a form of theatrical entertainment, consisting mainly of political satire in the form of skits, songs, and improvisations: an actress whose credits include cabaret, TV, and dinner theater.

  3. a decoratively painted porcelain coffee or tea service with tray, produced especially in the 18th century.

  4. Archaic. a shop selling wines and liquors.

verb (used without object),cab·a·reted [kab-uh-reyd], /ˌkæb əˈreɪd/, cab·a·ret·ing [kab-uh-rey-ing]. /ˌkæb əˈreɪ ɪŋ/.
  1. to attend or frequent cabarets.

Origin of cabaret

1625–35; <French: tap-room, Middle French dial. (Picard or Walloon) <Middle Dutch, denasalized variant of cambret, cameret<Picard camberete small room (cognate with French chambrette;see chamber, -ette)

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British Dictionary definitions for cabaret


/ (ˈkæbəˌreɪ) /

  1. a floor show of dancing, singing, or other light entertainment at a nightclub or restaurant

  2. mainly US a nightclub or restaurant providing such entertainment

Origin of cabaret

C17: from Norman French: tavern, probably from Late Latin camera an arched roof, chamber

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