brasserie [bras-uh-ree; French brasuh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bras·se·ries [bras-uh-reez; French brasuh-ree] /ˌbræs əˈriz; French brasəˈri/.
- an unpretentious restaurant, tavern, or the like, that serves drinks, especially beer, and simple or hearty food.
Origin of brasserie 1860–65; French: literally, brewery; Middle French, equivalent to brass(er) to brew (Gallo-Latin *braciāre, derivative of *brac- malt Gaulish; compare Welsh brag, MIr mraich, braich malt) + -erieDictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brasserie Contemporary Examples of brasserie
Lastly, we taste a smooth Volcelest Triple from Brasserie de la Vallée de Chevreuse, about 40 minutes outside Île-de-France.
December 2, 2013
Many of them take a page out of the brasserie history books and maintain small, local operations.
December 2, 2013
That’s what law professor Paul Campos told me, sitting at a table in Brasserie Beck after a Cato panel on law schools.
January 18, 2013
Historical Examples of brasserie
The weather was oppressive and he had talked too much to the young men at the brasserie.
I am not going to allow you to take an engagement in a brasserie!
William J. Locke
In revenge, the Germans killed every man, woman, and child in the brasserie.
Arthur Keysall Yapp
He paid the coachman and the interpreter, and lunched at the Brasserie de Vienne nearby.
At the Brasserie Lutetia there was a telephone in the private room where he asked to have lunch served.
Maurice Le Blanc
British Dictionary definitions for brasserie brasserie noun
- a bar in which drinks and often food are served
- a small and usually cheap restaurant
Word Origin for brasserie C19: from French, from brasser to stir, brew Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for brasserie n.
1864, “brewery,” from French brasserie, from Middle French brasser “to brew,” from Latin brace “grain used to prepare malt,” said by Pliny to be a Celtic word (cf. Welsh brag “malt”).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper