- an Italian liqueur with a slightly bitter almond flavor.
Origin of amaretto
Examples from the Web for amaretto
Contemporary Examples of amaretto
“Mr. Cosby walked me to the bedroom after a second shot of amaretto,” said Chelan.
Once she arrived solo at his hotel suite, he drugged her and told her to chase it with a shot of amaretto.
- an Italian liqueur with a flavour of almonds
Word Origin for amaretto
Word Origin and History for amaretto
Italian almond-flavored liqueur, 1945 (the original brand, Amaretto di Saronno, dates to 1851), from the Italian word for almond (q.v.), which did not acquire the excrescent -l- of the English word. Sometimes confused with amoretto. Amoroso (literally "lover"), a type of sweetened sherry, is attested from c.1870.