from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short break from work during which coffee or other refreshments may be consumed.

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  • noun A rest period during the business day (usually of about 10 or 15 minutes). So named because it is an opportunity to get coffee.

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  • noun a snack taken during a break in the work day


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