[kaf-ey lah-tey; Italian kah-fe laht-te]
[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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- coffee made with hot milk
Word Origin for latte
C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally "milk coffee" (see cafe au lait).
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