Definition of decaf in English:

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decaf

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːkaf/
(also decaff) informal

adjective

Decaffeinated: a decaff cappuccino a cup of decaf tea
More example sentences
  • Today, there are two main processes for creating decaf coffee.
  • Try bottled water with a splash of lime or lemon, flavored sparkling water or decaf herbal tea.
  • The dispute has much at stake, with decaf coffee sales accounting for roughly 10 per cent of the multi-billion dollar coffee industry.

noun

[mass noun] trademark in the UK
Decaffeinated coffee: we haven’t any decaf, I’m afraid
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, only 8 percent of regular coffee drinkers drink decaf.
  • I was convinced that someone was slipping me regular coffee instead of the decaff.
  • Cut the caffeine: Settle for a "half-caf" or decaf.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: de¦caf

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