Definition of decaf in English:


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


  • Decaffeinated: a decaff cappuccino a cup of decaf tea
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    • 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.


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  • Decaffeinated coffee: we haven’t any decaf, I’m afraid
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    • 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.


1950s: abbreviation.

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