American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A frozen, fruit-flavored mixture that is similar to sherbet and served as a dessert or appetizer.
- n. A beverage, usually a liqueur, poured over shaved ice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made very cold by the application of ice: said of wine, and, in French restaurants, of water: as, a carafe frappée, a water-bottle filled and artificially frozen.
- n. a frozen fruit flavoured dessert or appetizer
- n. a liqueur or cocktail served on shaved ice
- n. a movement where you strike your foot against the floor over the ankle in ballet or other forms of dance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Iced; frozen; artificially cooled.
- Past participle of French frapper 'to hit, strike', from Old French fraper, from Old Low Franconian *hrappan 'to jerk, snatch' (cf. Dutch reppen 'to hurry'), from Proto-Germanic *hrapjanan 'to hurry' (compare Old English hreppan 'to touch, treat', Old Norse hrapa 'to hurry; fall', German raffen 'to grab'), from *hrapaz (compare Middle Low German rapp 'quick'), from Proto-Indo-European *krob (compare Middle Irish crip, crib 'quick', Tocharian kārpā 'to come down, step down', Lithuanian krapštýti 'to scratch, rub', Old Church Slavonic krĕpŭkŭ 'firm'). (Wiktionary)
- French, from past participle of frapper, to strike, chill, from Old French fraper, to strike, probably of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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