noun ca·va·tap·pi \ˌkä-və-ˈtä-pē\

Definition of cavatappi

  1. :  pasta in the form of a spiral tube

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Origin and Etymology of cavatappi

borrowed from Italian, literally, “corkscrew,” from cava “(it) draws out, extracts” (3rd person singular of cavare “to extract”) + tappi, plural of tappo “cork, stopper,” borrowed from Germanic *tapp- — more at cavatina, 1tap

First Known Use: 1984

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a trip made at another's expense

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