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



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːɒsk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːɑːsk//
    Communication devices, Types of stores
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  1. 1 a small shop/store, open at the front, where newspapers, drinks, etc. are sold. In some countries kiosks also sell food and things used in the home. synonym stand I bought a paper from the kiosk across the road. She stopped at a newspaper kiosk to pick up a copy of ‘Private Eye’. See related entries: Types of stores
  2. 2(old-fashioned, British English) a public telephone box See related entries: Communication devices
  3. synonym booth
    Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘pavilion’): from French kiosque, from Turkish köşk ‘pavilion’, from Persian kuš.
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