from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of chaff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun British slang a cafe.

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  • noun UK, slang café.

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  • noun informal British term for a cafe


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Modification of café



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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