[kahf-kah, -kuh] /ˈkɑf kɑ, -kə/
[frahnts] /frɑnts/ (Show IPA), 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.
/ˈkæfkə; Czech ˈkafka/
Franz (frants). 1883–1924, Czech novelist writing in German. In his two main novels The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926), published posthumously against his wishes, he portrays man’s fear, isolation, and bewilderment in a nightmarish dehumanized world
noun Useless talk; babble; bullshit: There has been a great deal of kafooster about emasculating the price-control act (1940s+)
[kahf-kuh-esk] /ˌkɑf kəˈɛsk/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of Franz Kafka: the Kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations. 2. marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity: Kafkaesque bureaucracies. adj. 1947, resembling situations from the writings of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German-speaking Jewish novelist born in Prague, Austria-Hungary. The […]
[kaf-rey, kahf-] /ˈkæf reɪ, ˈkɑf-/ noun 1. . [kaf-rey, kahf-] /ˈkæf reɪ, ˈkɑf-/ noun 1. (Chephren) flourished late 26th century b.c, Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (son of Cheops): builder of second pyramid at El Giza. /ˈkæfreɪ; ˈkɑːfreɪ/ noun 1. Greek name Chephren. king of Egypt (c. 2550 bc) of the 4th dynasty. He […]
[kaf-tan, -tuh n, kaf-tan] /ˈkæf tæn, -tən, kæfˈtæn/ noun 1. . /ˈkæftæn; -ˌtɑːn/ noun 1. a long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East 2. an imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves