[kaw-fee-kuhl-erd, kof-ee-]


having the medium-brown color of coffee mixed with cream or milk; moderately brown.

Origin of coffee-colored

First recorded in 1685–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coffee-colored

Historical Examples of coffee-colored

  • These coffee-colored floods were underlaid by thick strata of quicksands.

    When the West Was Young

    Frederick R. Bechdolt

  • Again we toiled for hours through the coffee-colored waters of the swamps.

    The Crossing

    Winston Churchill

  • "He certainly should prove it," said the Coffee-colored Angel anxiously.

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson

  • "Say it for me," said the Coffee-colored Angel, with his hand to his ear.

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson

  • He had thrashed the Coffee-colored Angel: he could thrash or take a thrashing from any one.

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson