zarf

[ zahrf ]
/ zɑrf /

noun

(in the Levant) a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.

Nearby words

  1. zarathustra,
  2. zarathustrian,
  3. zaratite,
  4. zardeh kuh,
  5. zareba,
  6. zaria,
  7. zarqa,
  8. zarzuela,
  9. zastruga,
  10. zastrugi

Also zurf.

Origin of zarf

First recorded in 1830–40, zarf is from the Arabic word ẓarf vessel, sheath

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British Dictionary definitions for zarf

zarf

/ (zɑːf) /

noun

(esp in the Middle East) a holder, usually ornamental, for a hot coffee cup

Word Origin for zarf

from Arabic: container, sheath

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Word Origin and History for zarf

zarf

n.

1836, from Arabic zarf "vessel."

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