delicatessen

plural noun
del·​i·​ca·​tes·​sen | \ ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sᵊn How to pronounce delicatessen (audio) \

Definition of delicatessen

1 : ready-to-eat food products (such as cooked meats and prepared salads)
2 singular, plural delicatessens [delicatessen (store)] : a store where delicatessen are sold

Examples of delicatessen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The humble origins of the Jewish delicatessen in America are traced via photographs, menus, neon signage, etc., in this tasty exhibit on view through Sept. 5. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The family moved to Borough Park in Brooklyn, where his father, Abe, owned a delicatessen not far from Ebbets Field. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2022 The humble origins of the Jewish delicatessen in America are traced via photographs, menus, neon signage, etc., in this special exhibit on view through Sept. 5. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Classic lowriders, a salute to the buffalo soldiers and a celebration of the humble Jewish delicatessen lead our April list of exhibitions across Southern California. Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The family behind it will open a bagel shop and Jewish delicatessen at 1000 Clegg Court in Petaluma, in the coming months. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2022 The latest line-up of tenants also includes a wine bar, a Latin American skewer shop, a Cuban sandwich place, an empanada restaurant and a delicatessen. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Feb. 2022 In 1969, after many of those families moved out of the neighborhood, Selig bought the delicatessen with Julius Atkins, Ben Barkin and Julius Rubin to keep it alive. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, Yamallama, the delicatessen, will serve up salads, soups and deli-style sandwiches. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of delicatessen

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for delicatessen

obsolete German (now Delikatessen), plural of Delicatesse delicacy, from French délicatesse, probably from Old Italian delicatezza, from delicato delicate, from Latin delicatus

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The first known use of delicatessen was in 1885

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17 May 2022

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“Delicatessen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicatessen. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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delicatessen

noun
del·​i·​ca·​tes·​sen | \ ˌde-li-kə-ˈte-sᵊn How to pronounce delicatessen (audio) \

Kids Definition of delicatessen

: a store where prepared foods (as salads and meats) are sold

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