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demitasse

[dem-i-tas, -tahs] /ˈdɛm ɪˌtæs, -ˌtɑs/
noun
1.
a small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner.
2.
the coffee contained in such a cup.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French: literally, half-cup
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demitasse

/ˈdɛmɪˌtæs; French dəmitɑs/
noun
1.
a small cup used to serve coffee, esp after a meal
2.
the coffee itself
Word Origin
C19: French, literally: half-cup
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Word Origin and History for demitasse
n.

also demi-tasse, 1842, from French, literally "half-cup," from demi- + tasse, an Old French borrowing from Arabic tassah, from Persian tasht "cup, saucer" (cf. Italian tazza, Spanish taza "cup").

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