decaf decaf  /ˈdi kæf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) coffee with the caffeine removed

Usage(s):

  1. But while the wi-fi hot spots have added modestly to Starbucks' cachet, they have generated less buzz than a cup of decaf.
  2. Your basic movie-mogul breakfast menu would include strawberries, decaf, a splash of Evian, maybe a Diet Coke.

News

  1. Losing Patience (and Patients): What Makes People Wait in Line, or Decide to Bail

    When you overhear a person five spots ahead of you at the coffee shop ordering a mocha light decaf no whip one pump, it might be enough to make you abandon your place in line and walk out of the store. But what if the context is different, and the issue at stake isn't a hand-crafted drink, but your health? The factors influencing people who face this dilemma are analyzed in "Waiting Patiently ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Knowledge at Wharton

  2. 5 Great Android Apps for Cloud Admins

    If you administer cloud servers or services, such as those from Amazon Web Services or Rackspace, you might be relieved to learn that you don't need access to a notebook or desktop PC to perform routine administrative tasks. Install one of these five apps--AWS Console, Android AWS Manager, Decaf Amazon EC2 Client, Rackspace, or ConnectBot--on your Android phone or tablet, and you can manage your ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PC World

Quotes

  1. "Friends and family have purged my apartment of smokes, scotch and all my favorite fatty foods - I am even going to be drinking decaf," wrote Mr. Malik.
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Om Malik Source: New York Times

  2. "The decaf was good, the restroom a welcome break and the episode with the fellow who wanted to hit me has already proven to be an entertaining way to open my remarks at the Aspen Institute," Rove wrote on White House stationery, adding,...
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Karl Rove Source: Washington Post

  3. "Bob told me to tell Trammell to drink decaf," manager Lou Piniella said. "I got a kick out of that. Yeah, he took his mask off and got his game face on. It was a TV game. He knew what he was doing."
    on May 28, 2008 By: Lou Piniella Source: Chicago Tribune

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