Definitions

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

  • noun A frozen, fruit-flavored mixture that is similar to sherbet and served as a dessert or appetizer.
  • noun A beverage, usually a liqueur, poured over shaved ice.
  • noun In ballet, the hitting or striking of the foot on the floor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • adjective Iced; frozen; artificially cooled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a frozen fruit flavoured dessert or appetizer
  • noun a liqueur or cocktail served on shaved ice
  • noun a movement where you strike your foot against the floor over the ankle in ballet or other forms of dance.

Etymologies

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

[French, from past participle of frapper, to strike, chill, from Old French fraper, to strike, probably of imitative origin.]

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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').

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