coffeehouse

noun
cof·​fee·​house | \ ˈkȯ-fē-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce coffeehouse (audio) , ˈkä- \

Definition of coffeehouse

: an establishment that sells coffee and usually other refreshments and that commonly serves as an informal club for its regular customers

Examples of coffeehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coffeehouse, 29 W. New York St., won a 2022 sofi Award in the Coffee and Cocoa category. Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Initially, the space will accommodate interior seating for more than 140 customers including 20 seats in the coffeehouse, plus patio seating for 44. Marc Bona, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 Despite his affable personality and gruff coffeehouse croon, DeWyze lacked the undeniable spark and grit of Crystal Bowersox, the Janis Joplin incarnate who outrageously only placed second that season. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 These new sandwich cookies are a playful take on the coffeehouse favorite, with two rich creme layers of mocha latte and caramel providing a deliciously smooth balance to Oreo's classic chocolate taste. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 Inside, the restaurant has some disco-era curves and some Central European coffeehouse elegance, and many square yards of windows. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2022 If life without coffee seems scary, then dive into a new horror-themed coffeehouse on the Northwest Side. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2022 At street level would be a restaurant, a coffeehouse and a 500-seat auditorium that could be used for concerts, tenant events, public meetings or educational gatherings. Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2022 The property, which comes fully furnished, includes a living room resembling the group's favorite hangout spot Central Perk, which features a giant yellow couch and a mural of the coffeehouse. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of coffeehouse

1612, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Coffeehouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffeehouse. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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