What does the word delicatessen mean?

    Part of speech: noun plural

  • Table delicacies.

Usage examples for delicatessen

  1. These lavish attentions, coupled with an occasional assault upon some delicatessen establishment, had satisfied her cravings for the higher life. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. In American towns too small to have a delicatessen shop, how many of us quail before the hours of continuous heat needed to boil a ham, and the still more formidable enterprise of getting it all eaten up afterward without a too dreary monotony! – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  3. " Your insurance is due the tenth, dad," she remarked irrelevantly when they had reached the dessert stage of cream puffs from the delicatessen nearest Helen May's work. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower