espresso – Wiktionary

espresso – Wiktionary


espresso – Wiktionary

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From Dutch koffie (espresso), from Italian caffè (espresso), from Ottoman Turkish قهوه(kahve, espresso), from Arabic قَهْوَة(qahwa, espresso, a brew).[1][2] The Arabic phrase initially referred to wine, a drink which was historically blended and served sizzling in an identical method. In Arabic “to brew” makes use of the identical triliteral root as wine and intoxicant; see خ م ر(ḵ-m-r) “to cowl over”, presumably with sizzling water. Different sources as an alternative declare it traces again to the identify of the Kaffa area of Ethiopia, which is an Omotic phrase. Doublet of café and caffè and cognate with the phrases for “espresso” in different main European languages, most of that are derived from the Turkish and Italian phrases.[2]



espresso (countable and uncountable, plural coffees) [from 1598] [2]

  1. (uncountable) A beverage made by infusing the beans of the espresso plant in sizzling water.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd version, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Quick, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, part 5, member 1, subsection v:

      The Turks have a drink known as coffa (for they use no wine), so named of a berry as black as soot, and as bitter [], which they sip nonetheless of, and sup as heat as they’ll endure [].

    • 1672, Thomas Shadwell, The Miser: A Comedy, [], London: [] Thomas Collins and John Ford, [], OCLC 84033882, Act I, web page 1:

      VVhat a satan makes thee in ſo muſty a humour? Thou artwork as boring and dumpiſh as a fellovv that had been drunk over evening vvith Ale, and had executed nothing however drunk Espresso, talked Politicks, and skim Gazettes all this morning.

    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter IV, in The Youthful Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Firm, OCLC 24962326:

      “He was right here,” noticed Drina composedly, “and father was indignant with him.” / “What?” exclaimed Eileen. “When?” / “This morning, earlier than father went downtown.” / Each Selwyn and Lansing lower in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless phrase or two; and espresso was served—cambric tea in Drina’s case.

    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, quantity 407, quantity 8841, web page 68:

      [] a brand new examine of how Starbucks has largely prevented paying tax in Britain [] reveals that present tax guidelines make it straightforward for all kinds of corporations to generate [] “stateless earnings”: []. In Starbucks’s case, the agency has in impact turned the method of creating an costly cup of espresso into mental property.

  2. (countable) A serving of this beverage.
    • 2008, Agnes Poirier, The Guardian, 12 April:
      As I sip a espresso at Brasserie Balzar, two well-known intellectuals, one writer and a Sorbonne professor have been discussing Sarkozy’s future: “He will not end his mandate” says one.
  3. The seeds of the plant used to make espresso, misnamed ‘beans’ as a result of their form.
  4. The powder made by roasting and grinding the seeds.
  5. A tropical plant of the genus Coffea.
  6. A pale brown color, like that of milk espresso.


  7. The tip of a meal, when espresso is served.

    He didn’t keep for espresso.


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espresso (not comparable)

  1. Of a pale brown color, like that of milk espresso.
  2. Of a desk: a small, low desk appropriate for individuals in lounge seating to place espresso cups on.



espresso (third-person singular easy current coffees, current participle coffeeing or coffee-ing, easy previous and previous participle coffeed or espresso’d or coffee-ed)

  1. (intransitive) To drink espresso.
    • 1839, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, The Clockmaker:

      I rushed into my cabin, coffeed, wined, and went to mattress sobbing.

    • 1900, Clement Kinloch-Cooke, editor, A Memoir of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck: Based mostly on Her Non-public Diaries and Letters, web page 224:

      Within the afternoon with Hilda and suite in three Einspänner to simply past Pontresina; we bought out and crossed the bridge over the Bernina to Sans Souci Café, the place we espressod.

    • 1912, Pearson’s Journal, web page 225:

      We had espresso’d with the scoundrel []

    • 1935 June 29, Ellen Snebley, “Teapot Tattle”, in Santa Ana Journal, quantity 1, quantity 52, Santa Ana, Calif., web page eight:

      Mr. and Mrs. Ted Craig (he[sic] speaker of the meeting) rising from a preferred drive-in after having sandwiched and coffeed . . .
    • 1942, Ralph Straus, editor, Sala: The Portrait of an Eminent Victorian, web page 228:

      When Sala sits for Lambeth, then what can’t the Home focus on? / He has espresso’d with the Moslem, he has tea’d it with the Russ; / He can analyze the natives from Granada to New York; / He has tasted pumpkin squashes! he can communicate the tongue of Cork.

    • 1956 January 24, Journal of François Mignon, web page 7794:

      I coffee-ed along with your woman good friend this morning, her daughter having lengthy since gone to city to make some ultimate preparations a couple of Catholic Daughters’ frolic for tonight.

    • 1969, Western Fisheries, web page 51:

      Some time again whereas coffee-ing with associates, the boys have been discussing new water tanks, the completely different makes, prices, and many others.

    • 1972, Viewers, web page 80:

      It embarrassed Glover that when his spouse espresso’d with a neighbor within the kitchen she needed to go away the oven going with the door open to maintain the place livable.

    • 1973, Experiences in Rural Psychological Well being: Creating Citizen Participation, web page 25:

      We sat and espresso’d with individuals in the lounge.

    • 1976, William Goldman, Magic, New York, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, →ISBN, web page 10:

      “Can I not less than make you some espresso?” “I’m not within the behavior of coffee-ing with unusual ladies.”

    • 1976, Phone Engineer & Administration, web page 56:

      Jack Herington “coffee-d” with delegates on Wednesday morning.

    • 1980, Robert H. Morneau; Robert R. Rockwell, Intercourse, Motivation, and the Felony Offender, web page 136:

      She took care of a modest home, “espresso’d” together with her neighbors whereas the husband slept late within the mornings.

    • 1982, Daisy Hepburn, “The Farmer”, in Lead, Comply with Or Get Out of the Approach!, Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, web page 98:

      Whereas watching tv or coffee-ing with a neighbor tape all of your fantastic stuff onto 8½-by-11-inch sheets of paper.

    • 1983, Horseless Carriage Gazette, web page 14:

      We espresso’d in a park, we discovered a stream and pond for lunch and for Mike Roberts to shoot Stanley’s siphoning water and type of bumped and lazed alongside on roads with Brete Hart and Mark Twain names.

    • 2002, Rachel Cohn, Gingerbread, Simon & Schuster Books for Younger Readers, →ISBN, pages 64–65:

      “At the least my mother and father stick round!” I mentioned again as I paced. I immediately regretted my comeback however that’s the factor about unkind phrases: You may attempt to undo the injury, however (a) it’s laborious if you’re all coffee-ed up, and (b) you may’t take it again, ever.

    • 2005, Larry Baker, Athens, America, First Coast Books, →ISBN, web page 252:

      That they had been on the HyVee deli that evening, espresso’ed up and persevering with a late evening dialogue of angels on the heads of pins, or no matter Episcopalians focus on, three clever males who had walked out of the HyVee to benefit from the heat September air, [].

    • 2008, Rebecca Schoenkopf, Commie Lady within the OC, London; New York: Verso, →ISBN, pages 11–12:

      The nation membership the place we espresso’d was hushed, even desolate on a wet morning—the darkish woods you’ll count on, the candy choice of teas.

    • 2010, Jeff Collignon, The Glass Eye of Hell, →ISBN, web page 160:

      Stopped at a 7/eleven, coffee-ed up, washed down 4 dex, hit the Interstate.

    • 2010, Patrick Day, Too Late within the Afternoon: One Man’s Triumph Over Despair:

      It was precisely 11 a.m. We had been coffeeing for one hour, and our espresso cups have been empty.

    • 2010, N.S. David, TLC (Tranquility Logistics Company), AuthorHouse, →ISBN, web page 31:

      Little or no was spoken as they coffee-ed up and he or she lower the peppers.

    • 2011, Terrence Douglas, “Useless Princess”, in Does a Footstep Linger?, Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse, Inc., →ISBN, web page 55:

      Woke to Ravel’s Pavane For Useless Princess, / Espresso-ed with Simone’s I Get Alongside With out You Very Effectively – after all I do.

    • 2013, Kat Meads, 2:12 a.m., Nacogdoches, Tex.: Stephen F. Austin State College Press, web page 65:

      I, myself, have been awake since three, dressed since 4, coffee-ed up since 5.

    • 2013, Bett Taylor, “The Operation”, in Espresso Breaks, Quick Tales and Poems, Xlibris, →ISBN, web page 113:

      “Hello! Didn’t suppose you’ll be coffee-ing once more. Out and about so quickly after your op?”

    • 2013, Johnny D. Boggs, Onerous Winter: A Western Story, Skyhorse Publishing:

      Effectively, one morning after I had coffee-ed up and went to fork hay into the corrals, I spied a rider.

    • 2015, Wednesday Martin, “Introduction”, in Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir, Simon & Schuster, web page 8:

      From my base camp, I went to Mommy & Me teams, utilized to unique music lessons, wrangled with nannies, espresso’d with different moms, and “auditioned” at preschools, for my firstborn son after which his little brother.

    • 2016, Doug Jordan, The Maxim Chronicles: A 12 months with a Champion Poodle, AFS Publishing, →ISBN, web page 181:

      Madelyn was awake round 6:30 however she was solely six months previous and had not but developed pre-Christmas pleasure; Michael bought her modified and bottled up (and himself coffee-ed up) nicely earlier than anyone else stirred.

    • 2019, Melanie Dimmitt, Particular: Antidotes to the Obsessions That Include a Youngster’s Incapacity, Ventura Press, →ISBN:

      ‘Particularly when it’s one thing you may’t change, seeking to the place another person is and attempting to match is just going to make you’re feeling that sense of crushing disappointment, or feeling such as you’re so far-off from what you’ll have ideally wished,’ says Cassie Mendoza-Jones, the kinesiologist we espresso’d with in Chapter 7.

    • 2020, Rebecca Crowley, Off the Document (The London Phoenix Collection), Tule Publishing, →ISBN:

      [] The 2 of you must get collectively for espresso considered one of as of late. I’ll introduce you after the service.” “Certain, Gran,” Sophie mentioned simply, nicely used to those month-to-month matchmaking efforts. Ealing was actually quite far, and admittedly she had no intention of coffee-ing with Mark Bloom both approach, however she’d lengthy realized it was finest simply to nod alongside together with her grandmother’s continuous makes an attempt to marry her off.

    • 2021, Diane E. Peeling, “I Am”, in Linked Life Consciousness, Strategic Ebook Publishing & Rights, →ISBN, web page 6:

      I’m glad you didn’t yell at me after I dinged your automobile, I’m glad you taught me to cook dinner for big teams, I’m glad that we espresso’d till all hours.

    • 2021 January 28, The Jerusalem Submit[1]:

      Three Women, Three Lattes: Nonetheless coffee-ing in spite of everything these years

  2. (transitive) To offer espresso.
    • 1897 January 7, “Metropolis’s Veteran Firemen. New 12 months Reception. The Rooms of the Affiliation Crammed with Visitors. Reminiscences, Reunion, and Refreshments,”, in The Pittsfield Solar, quantity 97, quantity 26, Pittsfield, Mass., web page 7:

      The affiliation of veteran firemen, which has a membership of 200, saved open home for New 12 months callers, and all comers have been bountifully sandwiched and coffeed.

    • 1917 November 11, Dumas Malone, “The Ring and the Crimson Triangle: How the Males Who Put on the New Insignia Go With the Military”, in The Macon Every day Telegraph, Macon, Ga., first part, article part “The Ever-Prepared Hut”, web page 4:

      Right here at Camp Wheeler we “coffeed” and “sandwiched” the drafted males once they got here from Camp Gordon a number of weeks in the past, and the boys from Camp Pike extra just lately.

    • 1929, Howard W[allace] Peak, A Ranger of Commerce or 52 Years on the Highway, web page 87:

      There we have been met by enterprising residents and coffeed and sandwiched by fairly women.

    • 1942 August 31, “Who Clipped the Troopers’—Hair?”, in Harrisburg Telegraph, quantity CXII, quantity 206, Harrisburg, Pa., second part, web page 9:

      5 troopers had been sandwiched and coffeed on the Elks canteen, have been a little bit in need of cash, wanted haircuts.

    • 1959 October 7, Charles Home, “Charlie Pauses at 75-Mile Mark To Recount Newest Adventures”, in Appleton Submit-Crescent, quantity LI, quantity 88, Appleton-Neenah-Menasha, Wis., part “Espresso Break”, web page A16:

      I write this on the kitchen desk on the dwelling of the sort Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ebert, who sandwiched and espresso’d me.

    • 1964 October 13, Gene Cowles, Valley Instances, quantity 27, quantity 246, San Fernando Valley, Calif., web page 15:

      Mrs. Robert (Helen) Adickes, of Flintridge, mate of the chairman of the Pilots For Goldwater committee, was in there pitching as traditional seeing that everybody was fed and coffeed or, within the case of the younger colts and fillies, sandwiched and popped.

    • 1973, Pamphlets on Forestry in California, web page 225:

      Ray Hughes and Shirley and Martin Johnson, new house owners of “John and Mable’s, “coffeed” me and listened to my story.

    • 1975 October 14, Kathleen Merryman, “Freedom Practice fires up events”, in The Billings Gazette, ninetieth 12 months, quantity 165, Billings, Mont., web page 11-A:

      Hostesses like Laurie McCormack, who’s used to preserving politicians, press and businessmen coffeed and sandwiched on particular visits to the prepare, sat again and let Jay Montague and different retailers reverse roles.

    • 1976 August 28, Joan Flanagan, “cassidy’s mob”, in The Sydney Morning Herald, quantity 43,275, web page 14:

      “Within the daytimes, he fixes issues for individuals,” I mentioned, “and in return they preserve him sandwiched and coffeed.”

    • 1997, Terry C. Johnston, Wolf Mountain Moon: The Fort Peck Expedition, the Combat at Ash Creek, and the Battle of the Butte—January 8, 1877, Bantam Books, web page 397:

      They fed him and espresso’d him and saved him speaking till his throat was sore and it had been lengthy darkish for hours.

    • 2005, Michael F. Anderson, editor, A Gathering of Grand Canyon Historians: Concepts, Arguments, and First-Particular person Accounts: Proceedings of the Inaugural Grand Canyon Historical past Symposium, January 2002, Grand Canyon Affiliation, →ISBN, web page 55:

      That afternoon on the Home Rock Valley Retailer, the time John Schoppmann coffeed me and Bob, []

    • 2014, Steve Ulfelder, chapter 58, in Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage: A Conway Sax Thriller, Minotaur Books, →ISBN, web page 305:

      You all fed me and espresso’d me and warmed me up.

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