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coffeehouse

[ kaw-fee-hous, kof-ee- ]
/ 藞k蓴 fi藢ha蕣s, 藞k蓲f i- /
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noun, plural cof路fee路hous路es [kaw-fee-hou-ziz, kof-ee-]. /藞k蓴 fi藢ha蕣 z瑟z, 藞k蓲f i-/.
a public place that specializes in serving coffee and other refreshments and that sometimes provides informal entertainment.
(in 17th- and 18th-century England) a similar establishment where groups met for a particular purpose, as for informal discussions or card playing.
verb (used without object), cof路fee路housed [kaw-fee-houzd, kof-ee-], /藞k蓴 fi藢ha蕣zd, 藞k蓲f i-/, cof路fee路hous路ing [kaw-fee-hou-zing, kof-ee-]. /藞k蓴 fi藢ha蕣 z瑟艐, 藞k蓲f i-/.
Informal. to engage in aimless talk or chitchat.
Cards. to make remarks and gestures during play with the purpose of misleading opponents as to the cards one holds.
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Origin of coffeehouse

First recorded in 1605鈥15; coffee + house

OTHER WORDS FROM coffeehouse

cof路fee路hous路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coffeehouse

coffee house

noun
a place where coffee is served, esp one that was a fashionable meeting place in 18th-century London
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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