pousse-café

noun
pousse-ca·fé | \ˌpüs-(ˌ)ka-ˈfā \

Definition of pousse-café 

: an after-dinner drink consisting of several liqueurs of different colors and specific gravities poured so as to remain in separate layers

First Known Use of pousse-café

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pousse-café

French, literally, coffee chaser

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pousse-café

Share pousse-café

Dictionary Entries near pousse-café

pour test

pourtray

pourveyance

pousse-café

poussette

Poussin

pou sto

Statistics for pousse-café

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pousse-café

The first known use of pousse-café was in 1862

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on pousse-café

See words that rhyme with pousse-café

Comments on pousse-café

What made you want to look up pousse-café? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!