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[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.


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