frap·​pé | \ fra-ˈpā How to pronounce frappé (audio) \

Definition of frappé

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: chilled or partly frozen


frap·​pé | \ fra-ˈpā How to pronounce frappé (audio) \
variants: or frappe \ ˈfrap How to pronounce frappe (audio) , fra-​ˈpā \

Definition of frappé (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a partly frozen drink (as of fruit juice)
b : a liqueur served over shaved ice
2 : a thick milkshake

Examples of frappé in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Francine Murphy-Terry To tell the story of this artist's family migration from Alabama to Akron by creating storytelling workshops based on the Frappe Sipps, a family of funny scarecrows made in soft sculpture that sip tea and frappe punch. Hannah Drown,, "4 tips to prepare perfect gluten-free pancakes: Gluten-Free in the CLE," 14 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The menu is not complicated: coffee drinks include espresso and frappes. Jennie Key,, "White Oak Coffee House: A new community gathering place," 6 July 2018 The menu includes coffee drinks such as espresso and frappes and smoothies. Jennie Key,, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 Frozen Unicorn Drink: The frappe-style drink is crafted from vanilla, raspberry syrup, whole milk and ice, blended and then topped with vanilla bean marshmallow whip, cotton candy bits and cotton candy. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "6 places for over-the-top, Instagram-worthy unicorn treats in Phoenix," 11 July 2018 Paris Baguette: Participating locations have new frappe flavors, which include Cotton Candy, Matcha Green Tea and Honeydew Coconut. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Restaurants compete to have this summer's coolest and wackiest drinks," 26 June 2018 Wahlburgers offers signature burgers, sandwiches, entree salads and frappes and floats in a casual environment. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Here's where the area's first Wahlburgers will be," 29 May 2018 Cool down with pomegranate ice tea or a daiquiri, or a coffee frappe. Ann Maloney,, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 Coffee service includes espresso, drip, cold brew, lattes, frappes, mochas and more. Nikki Delamotte,, "Lucky's Market opens second store in Ohio at Cleveland's Shoppes on Clifton (photos)," 15 May 2018 Fries and onion rings, washed back with coffee frappes. Kara Baskin,, "Coming soon: Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood, a seafood shanty in the heart of downtown," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of frappé


1848, in the meaning defined above


1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for frappé


French, from past participle of frapper to strike, chill, from Old French fraper to strike

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