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coffee nap

[ kaw-fee nap, kof-ee ]

noun

  1. a short nap, usually 15–30 minutes, taken immediately after drinking a cup of coffee, the claimed benefit being that the energizing effect of caffeine may be bolstered by a sleeping body’s drop in adenosine levels:

    We were encouraged to take coffee naps after lunch, but all that makes me want to do is skip the java and have a nice long snooze!



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Origin of coffee nap1

First recorded in 2010–15

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