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cantina

[kan-tee-nuh; Spanish kahn-tee-nah] /kænˈti nə; Spanish kɑnˈti nɑ/
noun, plural cantinas
[kan-tee-nuh z; Spanish kahn-tee-nahs] /kænˈti nəz; Spanish kɑnˈti nɑs/ (Show IPA).
Southwestern U.S.
1.
a saloon; bar.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < Spanish < Italian; see canteen
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British Dictionary definitions for cantina

cantina

/kænˈtiːnə/
noun
1.
a bar or wine shop, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
Word Origin
from Spanish
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Word Origin and History for cantina
n.

"bar room, saloon," 1892, Texas and U.S. southwest dialect, from Spanish and Italian form of canteen.

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