affogato

noun
af·​fo·​ga·​to | \ˌä-fō-ˈgä-(ˌ)tō \

Definition of affogato 

: an Italian dessert of vanilla ice cream over which espresso has been poured The affogato can be sipped slowly or eaten with a spoon and is a great way to enjoy dessert, coffee, and an after-dinner drink all in one.— Philip Johnson, Bistro, 2004

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First Known Use of affogato

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affogato

borrowed from Italian, literally “drowned” (in compounds such as gelato affogato and affogato di gelato, referring to ice cream covered in a liquid), past participle of affogare “to drown,” going back to Vulgar Latin *affōcāre, alteration, by prefix substitution, of Latin offōcāre “to choke, throttle,” from ob- ob- + -fōcāre, verbal derivative of faucēs “throat”

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