coffee break


Definition of coffee break

: a short period for rest and refreshments

Examples of coffee break in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the first person joins the coffee break room, a notice is posted on Slack to let others join. Gilles Bertaux, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Rebekah Peppler shares two recipes for drinks that will let your coffee break flow directly into the cocktail hour. Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2021 And sometimes, a coffee break can flow directly into the cocktail hour. Rebekah Peppler, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 On Sunday, during a coffee break in Manhattan, Katie Holmes was spotted giving the street style trend her stamp of approval. Eliza Huber,, 28 July 2021 Sadie gets upset when left in the office alone in and always follows Marchuk on a coffee break. cleveland, 19 June 2021 Intrigued, reports Mia Pettersson for Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten, Karlsson emailed an archaeologist about the discovery while paused for a coffee break. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2021 Or follow up individually with people in other departments and career levels to arrange for a catch-up call or virtual coffee break. Kim Churches, NBC News, 26 Apr. 2021 To enter, visit the ultimate coffee break website between now and Monday, May 31. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of coffee break

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffee break was in 1944

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26 Sep 2021

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“Coffee break.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coffee break

: a short period of time in which you stop working to rest and have coffee or some other refreshment


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