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Re: Kiosk

Posted by ESC on September 29, 2003

In Reply to: Kiosk posted by denbouy on September 29, 2003

: Where does the word "Kiosk" originate from?

From Merriam-Webster online at http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary
Main Entry: ki·osk
Pronunciation: 'kE-"äsk
Function: noun
Etymology: Turkish kösk, from Persian kushk portico
Date: 1625
1 : an open summerhouse or pavilion
2 : a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (as newspapers) or services (as film developing)