Definition of estaminet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛˈstamɪneɪ/
Pronunciation: /ɛstamine/


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.


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

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