[kaw-fee-hous, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊs, ˈkɒf i-/
noun, plural coffeehouses
[kaw-fee-hou-ziz, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈkɒf i-/ (Show IPA)
a public place that specializes in serving and other refreshments and that sometimes provides informal entertainment.
(in 17th- and 18th-century England) a similar establishment where groups met for a particular purpose, as for informal discussions or card playing.
verb (used without object), coffeehoused [kaw-fee-houzd, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊzd, ˈkɒf i-/ (Show IPA), coffeehousing [kaw-fee-hou-zing, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊ zɪŋ, ˈkɒf i-/ (Show IPA)
Informal. to engage in aimless talk or chitchat.
Cards. to make remarks and gestures during play with the purpose of misleading opponents as to the cards one holds.
[kaw-fee-klach, -klahch, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌklætʃ, -ˌklɑtʃ, ˈkɒf i-/ verb (used without object) 1. to gather for a coffee klatsch. [klach, klahch] /klætʃ, klɑtʃ/ noun 1. a social gathering for informal conversation at which coffee is served.
noun 1. Also, coffeemaker. an apparatus for brewing coffee; coffeepot. 2. a person or company that blends, roasts, or brews coffee.
noun 1. a small mill for grinding roasted coffee beans. noun 1. a machine for grinding roasted coffee beans
- Coffee morning
noun 1. a social event (often held in order to raise money) at which coffee is served