pousse-café

noun
pousse-ca·​fé | \ ˌpüs-(ˌ)ka-ˈfā How to pronounce pousse-café (audio) \

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

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The first known use of pousse-café was in 1862

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“Pousse-café.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pousse-caf%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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