- a small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner.
- the coffee contained in such a cup.
Origin of demitasse
Examples from the Web for demitasse
Nothing but some ice cream and a demitasse for me, declared Ronny.Marjorie Dean, College Senior
She dropped a lump of sugar in her demitasse and threw her host a bright smile across the table.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin
Mr. Ellins gets left again when he calls for a demitasse after the tapioca pudding.Torchy
Miss Liz presently asked—for dinner at the Colonel's was of the farm variety which scorned the demitasse.Sunlight Patch
Credo Fitch Harris
- a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal
- the coffee itself
Word Origin and History for demitasse
also demi-tasse, 1842, from French, literally "half-cup," from demi- + tasse, an Old French borrowing from Arabic tassah, from Persian tasht "cup, saucer" (cf. Italian tazza, Spanish taza "cup").