Definition of decaf in English:

decaf

Line breaks: de¦caf
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːkaf
 
/
(also decaff)
informal

adjective

Decaffeinated: a decaff cappuccino a cup of decaf tea
More example sentences
  • I finished with a decaff cappuccino.
  • You drink it for the caffeine, and after a while you become accustomed to the taste, and with enough exposure will appreciate its nuances - with the result that people will drink decaff coffee.
  • Some of us even want a skinny mocha decaff latte with a twist.

noun

[mass noun] ( trademark in the UK) Back to top  
Decaffeinated coffee: we haven’t any decaf, I’m afraid
More example sentences
  • We prefer decaff if that's an option.
  • It is decaff, of course - we are, after all, in a very health-conscious restaurant.
  • I've tried decaff, but it's a concept I find rather difficult to reconcile myself to.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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