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



BrE BrE//bæŋˈket//
; NAmE NAmE//bæŋˈket//
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a long soft seat along a wall in a restaurant, etc. Word Originearly 17th cent. : from French, from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca ‘bench’, from medieval Latin banca, bancus, of Germanic origin. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: banquette