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n. pl. del·is Informal
A delicatessen.




n, pl delis
(Commerce) an informal word for delicatessen


(ˈdɛl i)

n., pl. del•is (ˈdɛl iz)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deli - a shop selling ready-to-eat food productsdeli - a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
charcuterie - a delicatessen that specializes in meats
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
طَعام مُعَلَّب، مُقَبِّل
delikatešu veikals


[ˈdɛli] népicerie f fine


(ˈdeli) noun
a delicatessen.
References in classic literature ?
I deli you you should imbort ropes' ends free under your dariff.
It was also closely linked to New York City, even as delis sprouted in Jewish communities throughout the nation.
And, well, it's a shame, if only because delis are warm, comfortable places to stuff your face, and Carnegie Deli is such a place, and maybe the best when it comes to providing sandwiches that are stacked as high as one's wrist from the elbow, or as wide as an oval plate allows.
An impressive number of supermarket delis plan to grow their space in 2016, according to the PG survey.
Shoppers from across the UK voted in their thousands for their favourite Italian delis throughout July and August.
About Jason's Deli: Founded by an Italian family in 1976, the Beaumont, TX-based restaurant chain has nearly 225 delis in 28 states.
A panel of top food journalists and experts will sift through the nominations at London's Fortnum & Mason's in June, before visiting shortlisted delis as secret shoppers during the summer.
In each region of the UK a deli will be chosen to go forward to the Deli of the Year final, when delis will be visited by a mystery shopper, and the champion deli will be announced at the 'Oscars' of the fine food world in London in September.
The earliest delis were kosher, but according to David Sax, author of Save the Deli, competition among kosher authorities and state labeling laws led to battles, riots, food cheats and soaring prices.
BASED MANHATTAN DELI-ARTS, a start-up company established by Dan Estridge, is selling authentic "Lower East Side" style pastrami and corned beef to supermarket delis.
Rely on takeout establishments or supermarket delis for sandwiches, salads or deli meats, cheeses, breads and the like that travel well and are attractive as well as easy to pack, serve and eat.