Estaminet

Estaminet

esˌtamēˈnā

Noun

  • A small cafe in France that sells alcoholic drinks.

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Example Sentences

“I plan to spend every afternoon writing at an estaminet during my trip to Paris.”

“The artist enjoyed visiting the estaminet for a glass of wine to drink while sketching.”

“The small estaminet stood out on the street as the only storefront with a striped awning.”

Word Origin

French, early 19th century

Why this word?

Plan a visit to an estaminet during a trip to Paris, and know that you’re the latest in a long line of folks who love the atmosphere of a cozy French cafe. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir, Marcel Proust, and Dorothy Parker were all notable patrons of estaminets in their day.

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