Estaminet definition

ĕ-stämē-nā
A small café.
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A small café
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A small café or bar.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
estaminet
Plural:
estaminets

Origin of estaminet

  • French probably from Walloon èstaminê, staminê cowshed, little café probably from stamen post to which a cow is tied at the feeding trough probably of Germanic origin stā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Borrowing from French estaminet.

    From Wiktionary