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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The first known use of Irish coffee was in 1875

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“Irish coffee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20coffee. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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Irish coffee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Irish coffee

: a drink of hot coffee with sugar, whiskey, and usually whipped cream

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