Definition of caffè macchiato in US English:

caffè macchiato

(also caffé macchiato, caffe macchiato)

noun

US
  • Coffee (usually espresso) served with a very small amount of hot or foamed milk; a drink of this.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in New York Newsday. From Italian caffè macchiato coffee with a small amount of milk from caffè + macchiato, use as adjective of past participle of macchiare to stain from macchia spot.

Pronunciation

caffè macchiato

/ˌkafeɪ makɪˈɑːtəʊ/