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From the Italian
- A drink or dessert topped with espresso, and sometimes also with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce
1970, Kate Simon, Italy: the places in between, Harper & Row, page 196:
- A good place for watching this harried, inchoate process is the café nearest the church, whose specialty is affogato (stifled or suffocated or drowned).