Borrowed from French estaminet.
- IPA(key): /ɛˈstæmɪneɪ/, /ɛstæmɪˈneɪ/
estaminet (plural estaminets)
- A small café or bar.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 589:
- Kit […] went in a little estaminet, and sat over in a corner with a twelve-centime glass of beer, reviewing the situation.
- (archaic) A restaurant where smoking is allowed.