English[edit]

Noun[edit]

coffée (plural coffées)

  1. Rare spelling of coffee.
    • 1877, “George II.: 2659. The Plagues of England or the Jacobites Folly”, in Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Division I. Political and Personal Satires (No. 2016 to No. 3116), volume III, part I, prepared by Frederic George Stephens and containing many descriptions by Edward Hawkins, Order of the Trustees, page 525:

      Sold by T. Ewart facing Old Slaughters, Coffée house St. Martins Lane near Long Acre.

    • 1889, Miss E. Neill, “Drinks”, in The Every-day Cook-book and Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes, San Francisco: Examiner-Press, “To Make Coffee”, page 234:

      To make coffée with milk, take a pint each of hot made coffee and boiling milk; strain through thin muslin into coffee-pot, to get rid of the grounds, and serve hot.

    • 1914, “Guarding the Schoolchildren’s Health”, in The Craftsman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of Better Art, Better Work, and a Better and More Reasonable Way of Living, page 11, column 2:

      These rules prescribed such sensible observances as 9 o’clock bedtime, the opening of windows top and bottom for the night, a 7 o’clock hour for rising, brief morning exercises, elimination of tea and coffée, smoking and other harmful habits, plenty of exercise in the open air and great care as to bodily cleanliness.

    • 1931, Claire Sifton; Paul Sifton, 1931 — A Play, page 121:

      [Stops, sways and tries to focus his mind on the Italian.] Coffée . . . ?

    • 1965, The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: 1708-1720, pages 323, 352, 357:

      6 more Horses richly furnish’d were led after him, and 2 of his Principal Courtiers bore, one his Gold and the other his Silver Coffée Pot, on a staff. [] After this they serv’d me coffée upon their knees in the finest Japan china with soûcoupes of Silver Gilt. [] The whole shew lasted near 8 hours, to my great sorrow, who was heartily tir’d, thô I was in the House of the Widow of the Capitan Bassa (Admiral), who refresh’d me with Coffée, Sweetmeats, Sherbet, etc., with all possible Civillity.

    • 1967, Sex and Race: The Old World, →ISBN, page 231–232:

      Maurice de Walese, journalist: “I believe that the marriage between races, slightly different, helps to neutralize defects and purify the blood… But only within the limits of the white race… In café au lait we have a softening of the coffée, but not of the milk.”

    • 1970, The Volume of the Walpole Society, volume 42 (in French), page 94:

      [] or to Coffée of [illegible B …] prez de Comedie francoise

      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 1977, Studies in Eighteenth Century Islamic History, pages 351–352:

      When she was entertained by the steward‘s (steward, deputy) wife Fatima in Adrianople in 1717, she was served “coffée . . . in the finest Japan china with soûcoupes of Silver Gilt.” [] When she dined with the Sultana Hafize “the Sherbert (which is the Liquor they drink at meals) was serv’d in China Bowls, but the covers and salvers, massy Gold. After Dinner water brought in a Gold bason and towels of the same kind of the napkins, which I very unwillingly wip’d my hands upon, and Coffée was served in China with Gold soûcoupes.”

    • 1989, Current Approaches to African Linguistics, volume 6, →ISBN, page 36:

      (g) Within the syntactic group there is often H-deletion (Holder’s stress-effacement). Frequently a noun or noun phrase functioning as subject will show deletion: his father died. Even the verb may show this, leaving only the object noun with H: and we boil coffée. This phenomenon is not very clear as yet.

    • 2000 February 11, Jesper Antonsson, “Musician Goes On 5 State Killing Spree (film at 11)”, in misc.fitness.weights, Usenet:

      In Sweden, O.J would have been sentenced to jail after a day or two in court, at most, and McDonalds wouldn’t have to pay much, if anything, if someone spilled hot coffée in his lap.

    • 2002 January 13, sandra ‹, “Fluorescent chemical dreams – I guess this would come under stuff”, in alt.teens.poetry.and.stuff, Usenet:

      here, i think you should exclude the “talk sporadically about the day’s activities” and if, by writing about the coffée and the birthday, you’re trying to show how different their world is you should give more examples.

    • 2001 September 6, Garp, “I must be…”, in alt.teens, Usenet:

      Her mum had told her that she was probably spending too much time with me, though not that we could figure out, coffée after work every couple of weeks, maybe phone each once a week, possibly do something together for a couple of hours every weekend (i.e. shopping, watch a movie, or just chat.)

    • 2019, Erica Blumenthal; Nikki Huganir, Yes Way Rosé: A Guide to the Pink Wine State of Mind, Running Press, →ISBN:

      While double-fisting iced coffées and pink mimosas is no sweat, we always struggle with deciding between sweet and savory food options.