demitasse

noun
demi·​tasse | \ ˈde-mi-ˌtas How to pronounce demitasse (audio) , -ˌtäs, -mē- \

Definition of demitasse

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

Examples of demitasse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, lock the portafilter into the machine, position your demitasse glass — a 2- to 3-ounce glass meant to hold espresso — or other vessel underneath, and start your shot. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 12 May 2022 For those not enamored with the demitasse of First Four games, here’s a look at the entire first-round schedule. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 The only thing out of place is a half-drunk coffee on the desk and another demitasse on the windowsill. Monica Kim, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2022 Weiss positions a demitasse cup and saucer to represent Euro Hab about halfway between the cactus and the water bottle. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Nestled atop a pinch of hay in a small glass jar, an eggshell whose top has been sliced away to reveal a yellow custard awaits our demitasse spoons. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 The set includes three single-origin dark chocolates, six ceramic dishes and six demitasse spoons for $59.95. Cheryl V. Jackson, Indianapolis Star, 4 May 2021 This one makes enough to fill three small demitasse cups. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Then, lock the portafilter into the machine, position your demitasse glass or other vessel underneath, and start your shot. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of demitasse

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demitasse

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

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“Demitasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demitasse. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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