estaminet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French estaminet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛˈstæmɪneɪ/, /ɛstæmɪˈneɪ/

Noun[edit]

estaminet (plural estaminets)

  1. 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.
  2. (archaic) A restaurant where smoking is allowed.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Walloon estaminé, from stamon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.ta.mi.nɛ/
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Noun[edit]

estaminet m (plural estaminets)

  1. (obsolete) restaurant room where smoking is allowed
  2. (by extension) small café
    Synonyms: café, café-bar
    • 1924, Emmanuel Bove, Mes Amis[1]:
      Je prends mon café, à côté de chez moi, dans un estaminet. Le zinc du comptoir est ondulé, au bord.
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