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frappe

[frap] /fræp/
noun, Northeastern U.S. (chiefly Eastern New England) .
1.
a milkshake made with ice cream.
Also, frappé.
Origin
see frappé

frappé

[fra-pey; French fra-pey] /fræˈpeɪ; French fraˈpeɪ/
noun, plural frappés
[fra-peyz; French fra-pey] /fræˈpeɪz; French fraˈpeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a fruit juice mixture frozen to a mush, to be served as a dessert, appetizer, or relish.
2.
an after-dinner drink consisting of a liqueur, as crème de menthe, poured over cracked or shaved ice.
3.
4.
Ballet. a beating of the toe of the working foot against the ankle of the supporting foot.
adjective
5.
chilled; iced; frozen.
verb (used with object), frappéed, frappéing.
6.
to make a frappé of:
to frappé rum, fruit juice, and cracked ice.
Origin
1840-50; < French: past participle of frapper to ice, strike
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  • For example, frappé is indexed simply as frappe, and mañana as manana.
  • frappe was served in the two opposite corners, which were also hung with oriental curtains.
  • frappe was served in the dining-room and a mandolin orchestra presented a musical program.
  • frappe was served from a bower in a corner of the dining-room.
  • frappe was served from a large bowl set in a mound of clover and ferns.
  • frappe was served during the evening and later light refreshments were dispensed.
  • frappe was served during the evening and a light supper after the games.
British Dictionary definitions for frappe

frappé

/ˈfræpeɪ; French frape/
noun
1.
a drink consisting of a liqueur, etc, poured over crushed ice
adjective
2.
(postpositive) (esp of drinks) chilled; iced
Word Origin
C19: from French, from frapper to strike, hence, chill; see frap
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Word Origin and History for frappe
n.

"iced drink," 1922, American English (earlier as an adjective, "iced," 1848), from French frappé, from past participle of frapper "to chill," literally "to beat," from Old French fraper "to hit, strike" (see frap (v.)).

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