Definition of bistro in English:

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bistro

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːstrəʊ/
/ˈbɪstrəʊ/

noun (plural bistros)

A small, inexpensive restaurant.
Example sentences
  • You can stay in a hotel or inn in Old Quebec, enjoy a myriad of restaurants, bistros, sidewalk cafes, and yet you are only 40 minutes away from the great outdoors.
  • Together they roam Paris, from cafe to cafe, neighborhood to neighborhood, restaurants, bars, bistros, the nightlife and underbelly of Montmartre.
  • Adjacent to the main pool area will be one of the largest seafood restaurants and bistros on Chaweng Beach, with the opening of a 250 seat, 1,200 sq m Talay Boat Restaurant.

Origin

1920s: French; perhaps related to bistouille, a northern colloquial term meaning 'bad alcohol', perhaps from Russian bystro 'rapidly'.

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