Entry from British & World English dictionary
A slim stemmed glass that narrows slightly towards the top, used for sherry.
- They served us little glasses, copitas, of Sauza Conmemorativo, a golden, aged tequila to accompany our tamales.
- He was frequently seen in cafés, heavily guarded, swigging down copitas of the brandy to which he was so partial.
- The best sherry glasses are the thin, transparent ‘copitas’ which are designed especially for the job.
Mid 19th century: from Spanish, diminutive of copa 'cup', from popular Latin cuppa (see cup).
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