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half-caf

Syllabification: half-caf

Definition of half-caf in English:

adjective

Denoting a drink of coffee with regular and decaffeinated coffee mixed in equal parts, so as to make coffee with half the normal level of caffeine: a half-caf latte
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  • She jumped up to take pictures of passing boats and sipped on a half-caf iced soy latte.
  • Greenwald informs her readers that the couple served half-caf vanilla lattes at their wedding reception.
  • My respect—not to mention awe—grows by the second as Denny, Moira & Co dish out the half caf half decaf triple semi-skimmed extra hot mochas or triple espresso companas with an ease bordering on the nonchalant.

noun

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A drink of coffee made using regular and decaffeinated coffee mixed in equal parts: he’s down to about one cup of half-caf a day customers queued up for morning lattes, half-cafs, and mochas
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, next door at Seattle's Best Coffee, a steady stream of customers orders lattes and half-cafs.
  • I have been doing half-cafs in the am, but it's going to be really hard to cut out the mid morning coffee and mid afternoon tea.
  • Being on decaf (ok, I cheat in the mornings with half cafs) for the time being, I need milk in my cup.

Origin

1990s: from half + caffeine or caffeinated, on the pattern of decaf.

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