Definition of estaminet in English:


Line breaks: es¦tam|inet
Pronunciation: /ɛˈstamɪneɪ
, ɛstamine/


A small cafe selling alcoholic drinks.
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  • He cuts to the interior of a busy estaminet much later in the night, with Arnaud sitting at the counter nursing a coffee, oblivious to the bustling life around him.


French, from Walloon staminé 'byre', from stamo 'a pole for tethering a cow', probably from German Stamm 'stem'.

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