[ dem-i-tas, -tahs ]
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  1. a small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner.

  2. the coffee contained in such a cup.

Origin of demitasse

1835–45; <French: literally, half-cup

Words Nearby demitasse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use demitasse in a sentence

  • Nothing but some ice cream and a demitasse for me, declared Ronny.

  • Mr. Ellins gets left again when he calls for a demitasse after the tapioca pudding.

    Torchy | Sewell Ford
  • Miss Liz presently asked—for dinner at the Colonel's was of the farm variety which scorned the demitasse.

    Sunlight Patch | Credo Fitch Harris
  • She dropped a lump of sugar in her demitasse and threw her host a bright smile across the table.

British Dictionary definitions for demitasse


/ (ˈdɛmɪˌtæs, French dəmitɑs) /

  1. a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal

  2. the coffee itself

Origin of demitasse

C19: French, literally: half-cup

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