caffè latte

[kaf-ey lah-tey; Italian kah-fe laht-te]

noun Italian.


Nearby words

  1. caffeine,
  2. caffeinic,
  3. caffeinism,
  4. caffey's disease,
  5. caffey's syndrome,
  6. caffè macchiato,
  7. cafone,
  8. caftan,
  9. café,
  10. café au lait

latte

[lah-tey Italian laht-te]

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for caffe-latte

latte

noun

coffee made with hot milk

Word Origin for latte

C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk

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Word Origin and History for caffe-latte

latte

n.

by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally "milk coffee" (see cafe au lait).

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