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barista (bəˈrɪstə



  1. a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar

Word Origin

C20: Italian: literally, bartender


Comment by Elaine on 6 Jul 2012

In India, this word us also used to describe the place where you buy and consume coffee and snacks, as in 'let's find a barista for lunch'.

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