noun \bə-ˈrēs-tə, bä-ˈrēs-tä\

: someone who makes and serves coffee and coffee drinks (such as cappuccino) to customers

Full Definition of BARISTA

:  a person who makes and serves coffee (as espresso) to the public

Origin of BARISTA

Italian, person working behind a bar, from bar bar (from English) + - ista 1-ist
First Known Use: 1982

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