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)
But they're from in/near Boston, where they use the term frappe (rhymes with cap) for proper (ice-creamful) milk shakes.
I appear to have missed the "frappe" setting, and for this, I am truly glad.
I could also tell you the tale of the "frappe," but I'm afraid I'm skating too close to the ban on dialect jokes.
The same thing happened with Starbucks: They came out with 'Frappuccino,' and competitors clamored to use the same portmanteau of 'frappe' and
Best Cappucino on the planet and best cold coffee/choclate frappe for the afternoon lag, great fresh fruit for breakfast ......
I tend to go with some form of iced coffee blended drink - frappe/frappacino/whatever along with a decent bit of scrambled egg, bacon and toast.
Or you can order from the regular menu: hot baguettes, jacket potatoes, iced coffees regular caramel frappe, £1.80 and fresh fruit smoothies.
Depuis l'intervention américaine en Irak, la politique de frappe préventive est très discutée.
I'm a 65+ woman from L.A. who goes to Paris twice a year ... and the first night I go to Chez McDonald's for a Big Mac and a vanilla frappe -- I can't face the French waiter with jet lag.
Cheryl Noland, a bank teller liaison, wore a sun hat while waiting for the bus to work and ambled in the shade of Lafayette Square after downing a chilled frappe.