noun \ˈbēs-(ˌ)trō, ˈbis-\

: a small restaurant or bar

plural bistros

Full Definition of BISTRO

:  a small or unpretentious restaurant
a :  a small bar or tavern
b :  nightclub

Examples of BISTRO

  1. a bistro in Paris that serves veal chops and hearty stews
  2. <a section of the city populated with casual bistros offering entertainment to suit nearly every taste>

Origin of BISTRO

First Known Use: 1921

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