One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small cafe in France that sells 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.’
French, from Walloon staminé ‘byre’, from stamo ‘a pole for tethering a cow’, probably from German Stamm ‘stem’.
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