What does bistro mean?

bistro meaning in General Dictionary

a small informal restaurant especially one providing alcoholic beverages

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  • a little casual restaurant; acts wine

bistro meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1906, from French bistro (1884), originally Parisian slang for "little wineshop or restaurant," that will be of unknown beginning. Commonly considered from Russian bee-stra "quickly," picked up throughout the Allied career of Paris in 1815 following the beat of Napoleon; but this, but quaint, is unlikely. Another-guess is the fact that it's from bistraud "just a little shepherd," a word associated with Poitou dialect, from biste "goat."

bistro - German to English


Sentence Examples with the word bistro

At the bistro where she was a weekend waitress, she saw the same friends meeting up for coffee every Saturday.

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