bistro

noun bis·tro \ ˈbēs-(ˌ)trō , ˈbis- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of bistro

plural bistros
1 : a small or unpretentious restaurant
2 a : a small bar or tavern
b : nightclub

Examples of bistro in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of bistro

French

bistro Synonyms

Synonyms
nightclub, boîte, cabaret, café (also cafe), club, nightspot, nitery (also niterie), roadhouse, supper club
Related Words
a-go-go, disco, discotheque (or discothéque); barroom, pub [chiefly British], public house [chiefly British], saloon, tavern; clip joint [slang], dive, honky-tonk, key club, speakeasy; canteen, watering hole, watering place

BISTRO Defined for English Language Learners

bistro

noun

Definition of bistro for English Language Learners

  • : a small restaurant or bar



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