noun, plural es·ta·mi·nets [es-ta-mee-ne] /ɛs ta miˈnɛ/. French.
Origin of estaminet
Examples from the Web for estaminet
If the woman of the estaminet was right, even now those woods might conceal a German scout.Wounded and a Prisoner of War|Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
But I have no doubt it would have been just as popular if it had called itself a café or even an estaminet.A Padre in France|George A. Birmingham
The fact that there is not an estaminet within five kilometres nullifies its value as a military objective.
We had dinner at an estaminet—quite a good dinner, but a mad female served us.Letters from France|Isaac Alexander Mack
Here and there a messenger might be sent back to an estaminet and return to the war with comforts within a couple of hours.The Bonadventure|Edmund Blunden
British Dictionary definitions for estaminet
Word Origin for estaminet
Word Origin and History for estaminet
1814, from French, "a café in which smoking is allowed" (17c.), of unknown origin; some suggest a connection to French estamine, a type of open woolen fabric used for making sieves, etc., from Latin stamineus "made of thread." Or from Walloon stamen "post to which a cow is tied at a feeding trough," from Proto-Germanic *stamniz (see stem (n.)).