cabaret

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noun cab·a·ret \ˌka-bə-ˈrā, ˈka-bə-ˌ\

Definition of cabaret

  1. 1 archaic :  a shop selling wines and liquors

  2. 2a :  a restaurant serving liquor and providing entertainment (as by singers or dancers) :  nightclubb :  the show provided at a cabaret

Examples of cabaret in a sentence

  1. a singing superstar who got her start singing in the cabarets of New York City

Origin and Etymology of cabaret

French, from Medieval French dialect (Picard or Walloon), from Middle Dutch, alteration of cambret, cameret, from Medieval French dialect (Picard) camberete small room, ultimately from Late Latin camera — more at chamber


First Known Use: 1655


CABARET Defined for English Language Learners

cabaret

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noun cab·a·ret \ˌka-bə-ˈrā, ˈka-bə-ˌ\

Definition of cabaret for English Language Learners

  • : a restaurant where you can buy alcohol and see a musical show

  • : entertainment provided at a such a restaurant



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