zarf

[ zahrf ]
/ zɑrf /

noun

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