deli

[ del-ee ]
/ ˈdɛl i /

noun, plural del·is [del-eez] /ˈdɛl iz/. Informal.

a delicatessen.
food typically sold at a delicatessen, as cold cuts, salads, and pickles.

Nearby words

  1. delft,
  2. delftware,
  3. delgado,
  4. delhi,
  5. delhi belly,
  6. delia,
  7. delian,
  8. delian league,
  9. deliberate,
  10. deliberation

Origin of deli

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for deli

deli

/ (ˈdɛlɪ) /

noun plural delis

an informal word for delicatessen
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Word Origin and History for deli

deli

n.

1954, short for delicatessen.

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