[poos-ka-fey; French poos-ka-fey]
- an after-dinner drink of liqueurs of various colors and specific gravities, carefully poured into a glass so as to remain floating in separate layers.
- a small glass of liqueur served after coffee.
Origin of pousse-café
1875–80; < French: literally, (it) pushes on (the) coffee
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- a drink of liqueurs of different colours in unmixed layers
- any liqueur taken with coffee at the end of a meal
Word Origin for pousse-café
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