Definition of pousse-café in English:
noun (plural pronounced same)
A glass of various liqueurs or cordials poured in successive layers, taken immediately after coffee.
- 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.
French, literally 'push coffee'.
Definition of pousse-café in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.