barista

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See also: barışta and Barista

English[edit]

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a barista preparing coffee

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barista (plural baristas)

  1. A person who serves behind the counter in a coffee shop.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Barista, in Italian, is of common gender. For English speakers cursorily familiar with Italian grammar, it may appear feminine on first encounter, as evidenced by the existence of the hypercorrect derivation baristo, intended as its masculine counterpart.

Derived terms[edit]

  • baristo (hypercorrect masculine form)

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

barista

  1. barista

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bar +‎ -ista

Noun[edit]

barista m (plural baristi) barista f (plural bariste)

  1. barman (male), barmaid (female), bartender (North American), barista

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