Barista Definition

bə-rēsstə
baristas
noun
A person who brews and sells coffee, as in a coffeehouse.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Barista

Noun

Singular:
barista
Plural:
baristas

Origin of Barista

  • Italian bartender bar bar, café (from English bar bar1) -ista -ist (from Latin -ista, -istēs) (from Greek -istēs agent n. suff)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Loanword from Italian barista (“bartender”), cognate to bar + -ist (“person”), literally “bar person”; compare barman.

    From Wiktionary

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