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latte

[lah-tey] /ˈlɑ teɪ/
noun
1.
hot espresso with steamed milk, usually topped with foamed milk.
Also called caffè latte.
Origin
1990-95; < Italian (caffè) latte (coffee with) milk
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  • It reminds me of mushroom bisque or hazelnut ice cream or an especially creamy latte.
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  • Then you could drink your latte while the car charges.
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  • Drinks include vanilla soy milk and sweet pumpkin latte.
  • Go ahead, order that latte with a double shot of espresso.
  • If you're looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, the answer is probably a nap, rather than a caramel latte.
  • Something to ponder over your next cup of steaming latte.
  • Until he is willing to commit to change, you need to focus on doing what is best for you and the little latte.
British Dictionary definitions for latte

latte

/ˈlæteɪ; ˈlɑːteɪ/
noun
1.
coffee made with hot milk
Word Origin
C20: from Italian (caffè e) latte (coffee and) milk
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Word Origin and History for latte
n.

by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally "milk coffee" (see cafe au lait).

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