from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A delicatessen.
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- n. A shop that sells cooked or prepared food ready for serving.
- n. Food sold at a delicatessen.
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- n. a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
1954. Clipped from English delicatessen, from German Delikatessen ("delicacies"), from French délicatesse, from Latin delicatus ("tender"), of unknown origin. (Wiktionary)