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estaminet

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

Definition of estaminet in English:

noun

A small cafe selling alcoholic drinks.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with estaminet

Binet

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