- (in the Levant) a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.
Origin of zarf
First recorded in 1830–40, zarf is from the Arabic word ẓarf vessel, sheath
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- (esp in the Middle East) a holder, usually ornamental, for a hot coffee cup
from Arabic: container, sheath
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Word Origin and History for zarf
1836, from Arabic zarf "vessel."
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