Definition of bistro noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbiːstrəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːstroʊ//
(pl. bistros) Types of restaurant
jump to other results
a small informal restaurant See related entries: Types of restaurant Word Origin1920s: French; perhaps related to bistouille, a northern colloquial term meaning ‘bad alcohol’, perhaps from Russian bystro ‘rapidly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bistro