coffeeman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

coffee +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

coffeeman (plural coffeemen)

  1. (dated) A man who keeps a coffeehouse.
    • 1615, George Sandys, A Relation of a Iourney begun An: Dom: 1610, I 66
      ...many of the Coffamen keeping beaytifull boyes, who ſerue as ſtales to procure them cuſtomers.