Americano

noun
Amer·​i·​ca·​no | \ ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nō How to pronounce Americano (audio) , -ˌme-rə- \
plural Americanos

Definition of Americano

1 : coffee consisting of espresso diluted with hot water : café americano Kudos went to an Americano with the ideal ratio of water to espresso.— Andrea K. Scott
2 or less commonly Americano cocktail : a cocktail made from sweet vermouth, bitters, and soda water

First Known Use of Americano

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of Americano was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Americano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Americano. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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