[ ka-fey, kuh- ]
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  1. 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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or ca·fe

[ ka-fey, kuh- or, especially for 2, French ka-fey ]

noun,plural ca·fés [ka-feyz, kuh- or, especially for 2, French ka-fey]. /kæˈfeɪz, kə- or, especially for 2, French kaˈfeɪ/.
  1. a small, unpretentious restaurant, often with exterior seating on a patio or extending onto the sidewalk.

  2. 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.

Other words for café Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for café


/ (ˈkæfeɪ, ˈkæfɪ) /

  1. a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments

  2. Southern African a corner shop or grocer

Origin of café

C19: from French: coffee

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