barista

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noun ba·ris·ta \bə-ˈrēs-tə, bä-ˈrēs-tä\

Definition of barista

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

Origin and Etymology of barista

Italian, person working behind a bar, from bar bar (from English) + - ista 1-ist


First Known Use: 1982


BARISTA Defined for English Language Learners

barista

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noun ba·ris·ta \bə-ˈrēs-tə, bä-ˈrēs-tä\

Definition of barista for English Language Learners

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

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