Definition of pousse-café in English:

pousse-café

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Pronunciation: /ˌpuːskaˈfeɪ
 
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noun (plural pronunc. same)

A glass of various liqueurs or cordials poured in successive layers, taken immediately after coffee.
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  • Or if you try asking for a pousse-café at your local watering hole, you're more likely to get a sarcastic laugh and quite possibly a slap in the face than eight layers of liqueur in a pretty little glass.
  • Foremost in this group is coffee, plain and simple, and all its derivative forms: lattes, espresso, cappuccino, pousse-café, café au lait, Irish coffee, and so many more delights.

Origin

French, literally 'push coffee'.

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