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bis·tro

 (bē′strō, bĭs′trō)
n. pl. bis·tros
1. A small, informal restaurant serving wine.
2. A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.

[French bistro or bistrot, tavern owner, tavern.]

bistro

(ˈbiːstrəʊ)
n, pl -tros
a small restaurant
[French: of obscure origin; perhaps from Russian bistro fast]

bis•tro

(ˈbɪs troʊ, ˈbi stroʊ)

n., pl. -tros.
1. a small, modest, European-style restaurant or café.
2. a small nightclub or bar.
[1920–25; < French bistro(t)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bistro - a small informal restaurantbistro - a small informal restaurant; serves wine
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
Translations

bistro

[ˈbiːstrəʊ] Nbistro(t) m

bistro

[ˈbiːstrəʊ] npetit restaurant m

bistro

nBistro nt

bistro

[ˈbiːstrəʊ] nbistrot m inv
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