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  • n. café.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cafe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of chaff.

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  • n. informal British term for a cafe

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Examples

  • Combine the two and cook for a bit, and you get what they call a caffèlatte.

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  • But the greatest thing about the caff were the prices.

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  • The caff was a mere babel of voices, and even the Rats 'Cooler was almost floated away from its moorings.

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  • You'll also pay less than you would in Manhattan for treats such as caff latte and lemon poundcake.

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  • CGI is like a quad, venti, half-caff, one pump sugar-free vanilla, two pumps sugar-free hazelnut, extra-hot, ristretto latte, with half soy, half lowfat organic milk, with two paper cups from Starbucks.

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  • David HartThe Vows Moment Wobbles the SonnetI've walked the valley path in sticky rainto see the person I met in a caff by luck lost to the world out on a cloddy trackfull of ache, done-for-almost, in foul pain –Enough, I love you.

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  • You reach it from Camden Road up a slanting lane opposite the excellent Coffee@Camden caff, the verge afoam with cow parsley in late spring.

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  • And in a thousand years, even if they aren't walking around with cell phones, yoga pants, half-caff lattes, hair plugs, democracy, or SUVs, people will probably be distinctly human.

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  • You too could order a venti half-caff skim lager merlot.

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  • And you get into the caff before anyone else - trebles all round!

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  • A caff is a dilapidated British eatery serving English breakfasts, tea and coffee, and sandwiches and maybe a few other unwholesome things for lunch. It is quite distinct from a cafe, in that in the former all the chairs will be of normal height - no stools - and all the colours will be matt. All the tables are wipe-clean, all the condiment-bottles are sticky and all the staff are stuck, gesturing impotently, and so are you.

    January 28, 2012