cabaret[kab′ə rā′, kab′ə rā′]
- a restaurant or cafe with dancing, singing, skits, etc. as entertainment
- this kind of entertainment
Origin: Fr, tavern < MDu cabret < cambret < OFr dial. camberete, dim. of cambre, chamber
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- A restaurant or nightclub providing short programs of live entertainment.
- The floor show presented by such a restaurant or nightclub.
Origin: French, tap-room, from Middle Dutch cabret, from Old North French camberette, from Late Latin camera, room; see chamber.