Origin of delicatessen
Examples from the Web for delicatessen
They had a delicatessen first in Brooklyn, then in Queens, and they entered the country legally through Ellis Island.
“He vas chust like a farm, only different,” remarked the delicatessen man.The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch|Edward Stratemeyer
There was a smell of delicatessen wares but it was not unpleasing to one who had been economizing in food for so many days.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
The scene of the little drama's unfolding was a delicatessen shop.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
The patronage of the bakery and the delicatessen shop should also be mentioned, and the waste of money involved.The Complete Club Book for Women|Caroline French Benton
The idea of the delicatessen dinner—whatever it might be—alone with Letitia, in our newly-acquired home, was simply captivating.Wanted: A Cook|Alan Dale
Word Origin for delicatessen
1889, American English, from German delikatessen, plural of delikatesse "a delicacy, fine food," from French délicatesse (1560s), from délicat "fine," from Latin delicatus (see delicate).