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estaminet

[es-ta-mee-ne] /ɛs ta miˈnɛ/
noun, plural estaminets
[es-ta-mee-ne] /ɛs ta miˈnɛ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a bistro or small café.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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British Dictionary definitions for estaminet

estaminet

/ɛstaminɛ/
noun
1.
a small café, bar, or bistro, esp a shabby one
Word Origin
C19: from French, perhaps from Walloon dialect staminet manger
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Word Origin and History for estaminet
n.

1814, from French, "a café in which smoking is allowed" (17c.), of unknown origin; some suggest a connection to French estamine, a type of open woolen fabric used for making sieves, etc., from Latin stamineus "made of thread." Or from Walloon stamen "post to which a cow is tied at a feeding trough," from Proto-Germanic *stamniz (see stem (n.)).

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