[ frap ]
/ fræp /

noun Northeastern U.S. (chiefly Eastern New England ).

a milkshake made with ice cream.
Also frappé.

Origin of frappe

see origin at frappé

Definition for frappe (2 of 2)

[ fra-pey; French fra-pey ]
/ fræˈpeɪ; French fraˈpeɪ /

noun, plural frap·pés [fra-peyz; French fra-pey] /fræˈpeɪz; French fraˈpeɪ/.

a fruit juice mixture frozen to a mush, to be served as a dessert, appetizer, or relish.
an after-dinner drink consisting of a liqueur, as crème de menthe, poured over cracked or shaved ice.
Ballet. a beating of the toe of the working foot against the ankle of the supporting foot.


chilled; iced; frozen.

verb (used with object), frap·péed, frap·pé·ing.

to make a frappé of: to frappé rum, fruit juice, and cracked ice.

Origin of frappé

1840–50; < French: past participle of frapper to ice, strike Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for frappe

  • To frappe a bottle of wine, we stood it on the porch; in a few minutes it would pour crystals.

    Vanished Arizona|Martha Summerhayes
  • In these days of prudery, almost all women of rank appear 'frappe a la glace', like a bottle of champagne.

    Gerfaut, Complete|Charles de Bernard
  • Orange frappe is simply an orange water ice frozen to a mush and served in frappe glasses.

  • "A frappe with blotting-paper on the side," Mr. Moody snarled from the slot-machine.

    Where There's A Will|Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for frappe

/ (ˈfræpeɪ, French frape) /


a drink consisting of a liqueur, etc, poured over crushed ice


(postpositive) (esp of drinks) chilled; iced

Word Origin for frappé

C19: from French, from frapper to strike, hence, chill; see frap
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