Bistro meaning

bēstrō, bĭstrō
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The definition of bistro is a small Parisian-style restaurant that serves simple meals, wine and coffee in a casual, modest setting.

A little cafe with three or four tables that serves casseroles and wine is an example of a bistro.

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A small, informal restaurant serving wine.
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A small wine shop or restaurant where wine is served.
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A small European-style restaurant.
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A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.
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A small nightclub or bar.
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A small bar or pub.
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Origin of bistro

  • French bistro or bistrot tavern owner, tavern

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

  • Attested from c. 1920, from the French bistro(t) with the original meaning "proprietor of a tavern" (1880s), of Unknown origin, presumably regional French dialect.

    From Wiktionary