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A small café where alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
[French, probably from Walloon èstaminê, staminê, cowshed, little café, probably from stamen, post to which a cow is tied at the feeding trough, probably of Germanic origin; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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a small café, bar, or bistro, esp a shabby one
[C19: from French, perhaps from Walloon dialect staminet manger]
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es•ta•mi•net(ɛs ta miˈnɛ)
n., pl. -nets (-ˈnɛ)
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A French word meaning a small bar, cafe, or bistro.
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