[lah-tey] /ˈlɑ teɪ/
hot espresso with steamed milk, usually topped with foamed milk.
coffee made with hot milk
by 1990, espresso coffee with milk, short for caffè latte, from Italian, literally “milk coffee” (see cafe au lait).
- Latte factor
noun in economics, a phenomenon whereby many small purchases add up to a significant expenditure over time Examples You may have heard of the “latte factor,” which states that by skipping the daily stop for a $3 coffee, you can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars, a year. Word Origin 1999; fr. book “The Automatic […]
[lat-n] /ˈlæt n/ noun 1. a brasslike alloy commonly made in thin sheets and formerly much used for church utensils. 2. tin plate. 3. any metal in thin sheets. /ˈlætən/ noun 1. metal or alloy, esp brass, made in thin sheets
[lat-er] /ˈlæt ər/ adjective 1. being the second mentioned of two (distinguished from ): I prefer the latter offer to the former one. 2. more advanced in time; : in these latter days of human progress. 3. near or comparatively near to the end: the latter part of the century. 4. Obsolete. 1 ; final. […]
[lat-er-dey] /ˈlæt ərˌdeɪ/ adjective 1. of a later or following period: latter-day pioneers. 2. of the present period or time; modern: the latter-day problems of our society. adjective 1. present-day; modern