from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A delicatessen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shop that sells cooked or prepared food ready for serving.
  • n. Food sold at a delicatessen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


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