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

/ɛstamine//ɛˈstamɪneɪ/