Meaning of “coffee” in the English Dictionary


"coffee" in English

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coffeenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɒf.i/ us /ˈkɑː.fi/

A1 a dark brown powder with a strong flavour and smell that is made by crushing coffee beans, or a hot drink made from this powder:

fresh/instant coffee
a cup of coffee
Would you get some coffee when you go shopping?
If I drink too much coffee, I can't sleep.
Can I get you a coffee (= cup of coffee)?
I'd like a black coffee (= a cup of coffee without milk), please.
Do you take (= drink) your coffee white (= with milk)?

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(Definition of “coffee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coffee" in American English

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coffeenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɔ·fi, ˈkɑf·i/

a dark brown, slightly bitter drink that is usually served hot, esp. in the morning and at the end of meals, a cup of this drink, or the beans from which this drink is made:

[ U ] Would you like some more coffee?

(Definition of “coffee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)