Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Rhode Island & Southeastern Massachusetts See milk shake. See Regional Note at milk shake.

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  • n. Liqueur poured over shaved ice.
  • n. Iced, sweetened, beaten coffee drink
  • n. Thick milkshake containing ice cream.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. liqueur poured over shaved ice
  • n. thick milkshake containing ice cream
  • n. a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)

Etymologies

Alteration of frappé.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • No idea what Weirdnet is going on about, but in New England a frappe is what we call an ice cream milkshake. A fine example can be had at the Fat Boy Drive-In, on Bath Road between Brunswick and Cook's Corner.

    December 30, 2007