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barista Syllabification: ba·ri·sta
Pronunciation: /bəˌrēstə/

Definition of barista in English:


A person whose job involves preparing and serving different types of coffee.
Example sentences
  • The barista was busy serving the long queue of caffeine addicts and chatting about the previous night's antics.
  • They belly up to the coffee bar and a barista with a padlock through his nose inquires what they want.
  • How many coffee-chain baristas and sweatshop seamstresses assume that voting for lower taxes will bring them security and prosperity?


1980s: Italian, 'barman'.

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