One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
postpositive (of a drink) iced or chilled.‘a crème de menthe frappé’
- ‘Most days the waterfront is virtually wall-to-wall cafes where hip young things lounge around all afternoon sipping cafe frappés.’
- ‘Did I mention the baby tumbler of minted mango frappé that came alongside?’
- ‘After that we went to some tea place and I got a tea fusion drink, but my mom got this honeydew almond frappé thing.’
- ‘He had been drinking a decaf and she was sipping on a mocha frappé.’
- ‘The corridors bustle with traffic, and everyone is fueled by tall glasses of coffee frappé.’
1A drink served with ice or frozen to a slushy consistency.
- ‘The new frappé mix enables cafés to make a wide variety of delicious frappés quickly and simply.’
- ‘So, mind if I go about making you a frappé with regular Coffea arabica?’
- ‘And in some parts of Eastern Europe frappés are made with cola in place of coffee.’
- ‘I'd had to use both hands to hold my frappé, and lighting cigarettes was near impossible.’
- ‘Streetside cafes are filled with the locals watching football, drinking a frappé, and deliberately breaking New York City's no smoking rule.’
- ‘You can still look tough and macho with a frappé in your hand.’
- ‘I have a test tomorrow so I'm going to go to the bookstore, get myself a frappé, and pull an all-nighter, then try and make it through tomorrow.’
- 1.1 (chiefly in New England) a milk shake, especially one made with ice cream.
- ‘He was ordering fried shrimp and a chocolate frappé.’
- ‘Then we made fun of anyone who called a frappé a milkshake.’
postpositive (of a position) involving a beating action of the toe of one foot against the ankle of the supporting leg.‘a battement frappé’
- ‘Usually a flic-flac is built into a frappé exercise at the barre.’
- ‘Frappé and petit battement serré introduce real dynamic movement, with more speed, quick precision and sustained turnout as in serré.’
- ‘In frappé devant you do not move your hip, therefore you can't bring your hip back when you bring your leg back.’
French, literally ‘struck’.
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