coffee break


: a short period for rest and refreshments

Examples of coffee break in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps during a coffee break or while discussing the kids’ schedule? Remy Blumenfeld, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2024 Lunch and coffee breaks are not required by federal law. Chris Sims, The Courier-Journal, 5 Mar. 2024 Going for a run or taking a coffee break is the best way to remember or learn something complicated. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 21 May 2024 This can range from virtual coffee breaks to online games or collaborative projects. Leonard Martin Schmedding, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for coffee break 

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffee break was in 1944

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“Coffee break.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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coffee break

: a short period of time for rest and refreshments
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