[lah-tey Italian laht-te]
- Also called caffè latte [kaf-ey lah-tey; Italian kahf-fe laht-te] /ˈkæf eɪ ˈlɑ teɪ; Italian ˈkɑf fɛ ˈlɑt tɛ/. hot espresso with steamed milk, usually topped with foamed milk.
- a similar beverage made with tea in place of espresso.
Origin of latte
1990–95; < Italian (caffè) latte “(coffee with) milk”
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Examples from the Web for latte
I get my latte and am assured that I am welcome to take it with me to my seat in the church.Even After Hobby Lobby, the Religious Right is Still Terrified
July 6, 2014
But we also need to beware the Israeli version of latte liberalism.Those Left Behind
May 29, 2012
But what if we all pooled the loose change we get back after buying our morning latte at Starbucks?The Starbucks Stimulus
October 3, 2011
The liberal faithful fled the scene in favor of latte and Tim Russert on Sunday mornings.How My Party Found God
December 15, 2008
- coffee made with hot milk
C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk
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Word Origin and History for latte
by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally "milk coffee" (see cafe au lait).
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