from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small cup for, or of, black coffee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small cup, as of coffee served after dinner.

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

  • n. small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
  • n. small coffee cup; for serving black coffee


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • References: le brouillard (m) = fog; demitasse (or demi-tasse, literally "half cup"); Dolcetto = a wine grape variety grown in northern Italy; bagna cauda (literally "hot bath") = a warm sauce (anchovies, olive oil, and garlic) for bread and boiled/roasted vegetables

    French Word-A-Day:

  • No, no ... it's all about the demi-tasse of piping hot, pitch black espresso for him.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • I drink Spritzers just like Mr Slim but in a pint glass not demi-tasse.


  • Marie-Françoise = Read a story written by my French aunt; le brouillard (m) = fog; demitasse (or demi-tasse, literally "half cup");

    French Word-A-Day:

  • French Vocabulary le brouillard= fog demitasse or demi-tasse, literally "half cup"

    brouillard - French Word-A-Day

  • This hot chocolate -- served in a demi-tasse, with accompanying dish of fresh whipped cream -- was thick and intense, with a hint of spice.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • A tray of junk china that included a demi-tasse cup and saucer from our historic hotel went for $32.50.

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  • Serve in small demi-tasse cups garnished with pomegranate seeds as an amuse.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • You then poured green tea from a pot over it and mixed in the yuzu pepper which came as a dollop on a demi-tasse spoon.


  • Prale saw him stop the waiter and speak to him, and the waiter glared at him when he brought the demi-tasse.

    The Brand of Silence A Detective Story


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