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.

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Origin of deli

First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
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deli
/ (ˈdɛlɪ) /

noun plural delis

an informal word for delicatessen
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