tapas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tapas, plural of tapa, with original sense of “top”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtæp.æs/, /ˈtæp.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtæp.əs/, /ˈtɑːp.əs/
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Particularly: "UK"

Noun[edit]

tapas (uncountable)

  1. Variety of Spanish small food items or snacks originally served with sherry.
    • 1986, Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine:
      The snacks are called tapas because in the old days a piece of toast was served, too, so that you might have a "top" on your glass of sherry, a lid that would prevent the flies from getting into the glass.
  2. Small food items generally.
    Izakaya food is basically Japanese tapas.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tapas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapas

  1. An individual item of tapas; mostly used in plural.
    Mennään syömään tapaksia.
    Let's go and eat some tapas.

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French[edit]

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tapas

  1. second-person singular past historic of taper

Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tapas f pl

  1. plural form of tapa
  2. (Argentina) Dough for making empanadas (pastries).

Verb[edit]

tapas

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of tapar.