estaminet

[ es-ta-mee-ne ]
/ ɛs ta miˈnɛ /

noun, plural es·ta·mi·nets [es-ta-mee-ne] /ɛs ta miˈnɛ/. French.

a bistro or small café.

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Origin of estaminet

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for estaminet

estaminet
/ French (ɛstaminɛ) /

noun

a small café, bar, or bistro, esp a shabby one

Word Origin for estaminet

C19: from French, perhaps from Walloon dialect staminet manger
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