Definition of estaminet in English:

estaminet

noun

  • A small cafe selling alcoholic drinks.

    • ‘He cuts to the interior of a busy estaminet much later in the night, with Arnaud sitting at the counter nursing a coffee, oblivious to the bustling life around him.’

Origin

French, from Walloon staminé byre, from stamo a pole for tethering a cow, probably from German Stamm stem.

Pronunciation:

estaminet

/French ɛstamine//ɛˈstamɪneɪ/