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caffè latte

[kaf-ey lah-tey; Italian kah-fe laht-te]
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noun Italian.
  1. latte.
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[lah-tey Italian laht-te]
  1. 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.
  2. a similar beverage made with tea in place of espresso.
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Origin of latte

1990–95; < Italian (caffè) latte “(coffee with) milk”
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British Dictionary definitions for caffe-latte


  1. coffee made with hot milk
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Word Origin

C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk
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Word Origin and History for caffe-latte



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

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