noun, plural del·is [del-eez] /ˈdɛl iz/. Informal.
Origin of deli
Examples from the Web for deli
I finally come across the only thing open tonight at the Taj: a deli called GO, the sort of place you might find in Penn Station.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then just 8-years-old he saw writing on a deli Billboard that was in Hebrew.Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream|Kevin Fallon|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We will become doctors, deli owners, teachers, parents, and maybe even one day, President of the United States.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever|Dean Obeidallah|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are numerous scenes where the deli owner hosts two friends, also immigrants, after closing time.
Bryant had gone with friends to the 20/20 Deli on Southern Boulevard to get some sandwiches.Alphonza Bryant, the Slain Bronx Teen Who Did Everything Right|Michael Daly|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now, my Deli Khans, let us give chase to the huge monster as we would to the savage Urus.The Circassian Chief|W.H.G. Kingston
As an illustration of this it is related that during this war the Sultan of Deli elected to pay a visit to Batavia.From Jungle to Java|Arthur Keyser
Our section from Deli Abbas was moved up to take the place of the one that had been engaged, which now returned to Baghdad.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
He presently reported himself from Deli, where he was learning the business of a "nutmace" planter.
The next letter (Deli, March 20th, 1873) was all unclouded joy.