Cabaret definition

kăbə-rā
A restaurant or cafe with dancing, singing, skits, etc. as entertainment.
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A restaurant or nightclub providing short programs of live entertainment.
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The floor show presented by such a restaurant or nightclub.
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This kind of entertainment.
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Live entertainment held in a restaurant or nightclub.
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The nightclub or restaurant where such entertainment is held.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cabaret
Plural:
cabarets

Origin of cabaret

  • French tap-room from Middle Dutch cabret from Old North French camberette from Late Latin camera room chamber

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

  • Borrowing from French cabaret, from Middle Dutch cambret, from Old French camberete, diminutive of cambre (“chamber”), from Latin camera, from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamara, “vaulted chamber”).

    From Wiktionary