demi-sec

[dem-ee-sek]
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adjective

(of wines) semidry; sweeter than sec but drier than doux.

Origin of demi-sec

From French, dating back to 1930–35; see origin at demi-, sec1
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demi-sec

adjective

(of wine, esp champagne) medium-sweet

Word Origin for demi-sec

C20: from French, from demi half + sec dry
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