coffee spoon

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noun

a small spoon used with demitasse cups.

Nearby words

  1. coffee morning,
  2. coffee nut,
  3. coffee ring,
  4. coffee royal,
  5. coffee shop,
  6. coffee table,
  7. coffee tree,
  8. coffee tree, kentucky,
  9. coffee-and,
  10. coffee-colored

Origin of coffee spoon

First recorded in 1695–1705

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coffee spoon

  • Her directions to Thomas, she half-whispered, or merely signaled them by a wave of her coffee-spoon.

  • A coffee-spoon rattled onto the floor, as she turned on him again.

    Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna
  • Fanny began brushing the crumbs off the table-cloth and playing with the coffee-spoon.

    A Hungarian Nabob|Maurus Jkai
  • I can lift a silver dollar and often carry a coffee-spoon all about the room, so you see I have a very strong bill.