brasserie [bras-uh-ree; French brasuh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bras·se·ries [bras-uh-reez; French brasuh-ree] /ˌbræs əˈriz; French brasəˈri/.

  1. 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) + -erie -ery 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.

    Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France

    Jeff Campagna

    December 2, 2013

  • Many of them take a page out of the brasserie history books and maintain small, local operations.

    Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France

    Jeff Campagna

    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.

    Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?

    Megan McArdle

    January 18, 2013

  • Historical Examples of brasserie

  • The weather was oppressive and he had talked too much to the young men at the brasserie.


    James Huneker

  • I am not going to allow you to take an engagement in a brasserie!

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke

  • In revenge, the Germans killed every man, woman, and child in the brasserie.

    The Romance of the Red Triangle

    Arthur Keysall Yapp

  • He paid the coachman and the interpreter, and lunched at the Brasserie de Vienne nearby.

    The Secret of the Night

    Gaston Leroux

  • At the Brasserie Lutetia there was a telephone in the private room where he asked to have lunch served.

    The Eight Strokes of the Clock

    Maurice Le Blanc

  • British Dictionary definitions for brasserie brasserie noun

    1. a bar in which drinks and often food are served
    2. 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

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