tiramisu

or ti·ra·mi·sù

[tir-uh-mee-soo, ‐mee-soo]
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noun

an Italian dessert with coffee and liquor-soaked layers of sponge cake alternating with mascarpone cheese and chocolate.

Nearby words

  1. tipu sahib,
  2. tipuna,
  3. tir,
  4. tirade,
  5. tirage,
  6. tiran,
  7. tirana,
  8. tiranë,
  9. tiraspol,
  10. tire

Origin of tiramisu

< Italian tiramisù, equivalent to tira pick + mi me + up

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British Dictionary definitions for tiramisu

tiramisu

noun

an Italian dessert made with sponge soaked in coffee and Marsala, topped with soft cheese and powdered chocolate

Word Origin for tiramisu

C20: from Italian tira! pull! + mi me + su up

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