cabaret[kab′ə rā′, kab′ə rā′]
cabaret definition by Webster's New World
- a restaurant or cafe with dancing, singing, skits, etc. as entertainment
- this kind of entertainment
Origin: French tavern ; from Middle Dutch cabret ; from cambret ; from Old French dialect, dialectal camberete, diminutive of cambre, chamber
cabaret definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.