Pretentious sounding word used by dejected art history and drama majors that describes their employment in order to make themselves feel better about serving coffee.
-So what have you been up to since you graduated?
- I'm a barista at the Coffee Bean, but only until I get a sitcom.
by KOAMex May 16, 2005
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1) A person trained in the art of preparing and serving espresso.
2) Anyone who prepares and serves coffee products in a coffee shop.
(Italian for "bartender.")
It's essential for a barista working at Starbucks to know the difference between a latte and an espresso.
by Mary October 21, 2003
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Snobby fuck who makes coffee.
That damn barista started yelling at me for ordering my coffee 'to-go'.
by D-Ren May 2, 2006
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A female worker in an espresso bar. Related to baristo (male) and baristi (plural)
The barista steamed the milk to make a perfectly frothy cappucino.
by sabertooth May 15, 2006
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Coffee bitch. Not to be confused with a barrister.
Idiot: "I work as a barista".
Me (winding up idiot): "So you are a lawyer who works in the High Court?"
Idiot (confused): "Ehhh no I make coffee in Starbucks."
Me (sniggering): "Ahhh, you mean you are a coffee bitch."
by fubarderby May 25, 2007
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Mexican for know nothing coffee swill serving asshole
Foamy: What the f**k is a barista?
by AErrorist March 13, 2005
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anyone who is a part of the BaristaLife family
that guy who made my drink at starbucks def lives the baristalife
by baristalife December 30, 2014
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