Definition of half-caf in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


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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  • Susan took a sip off her Venti skim half-caf one Splenda sugar-free vanilla extra hot latte.
  • Since the arrival of the venti half-caf latte in the '90s, Americans have gotten used to the idea of the $3 (or more) cup of coffee.
  • You'll want yours half-caf.


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
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  • Cut the caffeine: Settle for a "half-caf" or decaf.
  • There wouldn't have been many ubiquitous 'drive-thru' Espresso coffee shops, routinely offering forty types of coffee, including a 'half-caf' - a cross between a proper espresso and a decaffeinated one.
  • Well this was my final day of half-cafs and tomorrow it's on to decaf.


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

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Syllabification: half-caf

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