demitasse

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noun demi·tasse \ˈde-mi-ˌtas, -ˌtäs, -mē-\

Definition of demitasse

  1. :  a small cup of black coffee; also :  the cup used to serve it

Origin and Etymology of demitasse

French demi-tasse, from demi- + tasse cup, from Middle French, from Arabic ṭass — more at tazza


First Known Use: 1842


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demitasse

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noun demi·tasse \ˈde-mi-ˌtas, -ˌtäs, -mē-\

Definition of demitasse for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of black coffee that is served in a small cup; also : the cup used to serve it


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