(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(of wine, esp champagne) medium-sweet

Word Origin for demi-sec

C20: from French, from demi half + sec dry
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