pousse-café

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French pousse-café (literally coffee-pusher).

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Noun[edit]

pousse-café (plural pousse-cafés)

  1. A digestif consumed after the coffee course.
    Synonym: chasse-café
  2. A drink composed of several layers of different-coloured liqueurs.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “coffee-pusher”, from pousse (push, 2nd person singular imperative of pousser) +‎ café (coffee).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pousse-café m (plural pousse-café or pousse-cafés)

  1. (familiar) chasse-café, pousse-café (small glass of alcohol after coffee)
    Synonym: chasse-café (archaic, rare)

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