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
Etymology: Turkish kösk, from Persian kushk portico
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)