Definitions

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

  • n. Espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream.

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  • n. An Italian coffee-based beverage made from espresso and milk that has been steamed and/or frothed.
  • n. A cup of this beverage.

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  • n. equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream

Etymologies

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

Italian, Capuchin, cappuccino (from the resemblance of its color to the color of the monk's habit); see capuchin.

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Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.

Examples

  • So Take care with our cappuccino is not a proper translation of the original.

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  • Imagine we were to find out one day that Starbucks had been recording everyone's conversations for the purpose of figuring out whether cappuccino is more popular than macchiato.

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives

  • The Viennese soon added milk to their coffee beans and the name cappuccino was born.

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  • I personally try and keep it simple with a Grande, skim, triple, bone-dry cappuccino, which is Starbuck's English for the kind of cappuccino you'd get at the Rome airport.

    Mark Strausman: A Chef's-Eye View of Starbucks

  • They don’t want to know whether there’s a difference between the Starbucks version and the real thing, they don’t actually care whether a cappuccino is half foam and a latte is only topped with foam.

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  • Your cappuccino will be there for you, as reliably as the way an out-sourced defense contractor in Kandahar Province uses his copy of the Army's Rules of Engagement to paper train the dog he's stolen from the son of tribal elder.

    Adam Hanft: Support Our Cappuccino Fund-Raiser Today

  • On the other hand, it wouldn't hurt to butter him up a bit, and in cases like this a small gift like a piece of candy or a cappuccino is a nice way to say you're sorry, and that you care.

    Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval: How We Discovered The Power of Nice

  • As it turned out, I understood nearly everything and had a great time, and since I had a cappuccino while I was there I'm WIDE awake (I don't normally drink coffee at all -- never, in fact -- but I thought ordering a cappuccino was a bit more appropriate than ordering a hot chocolate [my hot beverage of choice] and I wasn't in the mood for something alcoholic).

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  • Awhile back I sent my sister a link to the story about the man who could make art in cappuccino.

    Boing Boing: May 30, 2004 - June 5, 2004 Archives

  • You see, a cappuccino is a shot of espresso with six ounces of milk.

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Comments

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  • Cappuccino + croissant = typical Italian breakfast (at the bar). See also caffè e latte.

    March 9, 2009

  • Lol, WeirdNET's a barista now :-)

    April 4, 2008