(initial capital letter) Also Mukha. a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea.
a choice variety of coffee, originally grown in Arabia.
a flavoring obtained from a coffee infusion or a combined infusion of chocolate and coffee.
a brownish chocolate color.
a glove leather, finer and thinner than doeskin, the best grades of which are made from Arabian goatskins.

Nearby words

  1. moc,
  2. moccasin,
  3. moccasin flower,
  4. moccasin telegraph,
  5. moccies,
  6. mocha stone,
  7. mocha ware,
  8. mochi,
  9. mochica,
  10. mochila

Origin of mocha

1765–75 for def 2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mocha



a strongly flavoured dark brown coffee originally imported from Arabia
a flavouring made from coffee and chocolate
a soft glove leather with a suede finish, made from goatskin or sheepskin
  1. a dark brown colour
  2. (as adjective)mocha shoes




a port in Yemen, on the Red Sea; in the former North Yemen until 1990: formerly important for the export of Arabian coffee. Pop: 14 562 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for mocha



1733, "fine coffee," from Mocha, Red Sea port of Yemen, from which coffee was exported. Meaning "mixture of coffee and chocolate" first recorded 1849. As a shade of dark brown, it is attested from 1895.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper