Irish coffee

noun

Definition of Irish coffee

: hot sugared coffee and Irish whiskey topped with whipped cream

First Known Use of Irish coffee

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Irish coffee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20coffee. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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