- a small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner.
- the coffee contained in such a cup.
Origin of demitasse
Related Wordsjug, cappuccino, espresso, caffeine, mug, drink, bowl, tankard, flagon, demitasse, stoup, toby, perk, mud, brew, java, decaf, decoction, mocha, ink
Examples from the Web for demitasse
Nothing but some ice cream and a demitasse for me, declared Ronny.Marjorie Dean, College Senior
She dropped a lump of sugar in her demitasse and threw her host a bright smile across the table.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin
Mr. Ellins gets left again when he calls for a demitasse after the tapioca pudding.Torchy
Miss Liz presently asked—for dinner at the Colonel's was of the farm variety which scorned the demitasse.Sunlight Patch
Credo Fitch Harris
- a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal
- the coffee itself
Word Origin and History for demitasse
also demi-tasse, 1842, from French, literally "half-cup," from demi- + tasse, an Old French borrowing from Arabic tassah, from Persian tasht "cup, saucer" (cf. Italian tazza, Spanish taza "cup").