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CAFE

[ ka-fey, kuh- ]
/ kæˈfeɪ, kə- /
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noun
a U.S. federally mandated standard of average minimum miles-per-gallon fuel consumption for all the cars produced by an automobile manufacturer in a given year.

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Origin of CAFE

C(orporate)A(verage)F(uel)E(conomy)

Other definitions for CAFE (2 of 2)

café

or ca·fe

[ ka-fey, kuh- or, especially for 2, French ka-fey ]
/ kæˈfeɪ, kə- or, especially for 2, French kaˈfeɪ /

noun, plural ca·fés [ka-feyz, kuh- or, especially for 2, French ka-fey]. /kæˈfeɪz, kə- or, especially for 2, French kaˈfeɪ/.
a small, unpretentious restaurant, often with exterior seating on a patio or extending onto the sidewalk.
coffee: I pick up a café and a croissant on my commute in to work every morning.

Origin of café

First recorded in 1780–90; from French: literally, “coffee”; see origin at coffee

usage note for café

See resume2.
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British Dictionary definitions for CAFE

café
/ (ˈkæfeɪ, ˈkæfɪ) /

noun
a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
Southern African a corner shop or grocer

Word Origin for café

C19: from French: coffee
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