Definition of cantina in English:


Syllabification: can·ti·na
Pronunciation: /kanˈtēnə


1(Especially in a Spanish-speaking country or the southwestern US) a bar.
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  • The bars are doing a booming business and there are now some fifteen gay clubs, bars, cantinas and lounges, almost all of them in the unique part of town known as the South Side.
  • Along the way, Terry finds time to carouse in local cantinas and spends time with a variety of young, pretty Cuban women.
  • This summer, heart-warming scenes like the above are being played out across the plages and dance floors of Europe, in the cantinas and tapas bars.
1.1(In Italy) a wine shop.
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  • The famous cantina has been changed into a barber shop which is run by several quirky and humorous black men.


late 19th century: from Spanish and Italian.

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