See also: caff and CAF

English

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  • (café, cafeteria): caff

Etymology

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Clippings.

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caf (countable and uncountable, plural cafs)

  1. (countable, informal) A café.
    • 2008, Carlos Frías, Take Me with You: A Memoir:
      Fourth on the list of the businesses my father and his brothers had owned was a caf on the corner of San Ignacio and Lamparilla in Old Havana.
  2. (countable, informal) A cafeteria.
    • 2005, Amy Davis, Adam Burns, Michigan State University, page 49:
      There are plenty of restaurants to choose from when you're sick of the ol’ caf food.
    • 2009, Lili St. Crow, Betrayals:
      Locked, empty classrooms on either side, other halls opening up to go down to the caf, two janitors' closets. Janitors' closets. Great. One was locked.
    • 2010, Cheryl Denise Bannerman, Black Child to Black Woman: A Journey of Tremendous Proportions, page 38:
      One thing they shun is eating in the caf. alone. If you were not with a clique, you are strange. Why? I don't know. I heard the meat is processed and all the food is made by mixing powder with a measured amount of water.
  3. (countable, uncountable) A caffeinated coffee.
    Coordinate term: decaf
    • 2007, Karen Gurwitz, Jen Hoy, The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook: Give Your Baby a Healthy Start with 100 Recipes That Adapt to Fit How You Feel, New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 31:
      If you decide to cut coffee out completely, consider going down half a cup a day, week by week, if your withdrawal symptoms—headaches and irritability—are severe. Or, mix decaf with caf, increasing the quantity of decaf until you are down to all decaf.
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Middle English

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Noun

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caf

  1. Alternative form of chaf

Northern Tujia

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caf

  1. good

Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *kaibaz (strong, lively, brave).

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cāf

  1. quick, sharp, prompt, nimble, swift
  2. bold, brave

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  • Middle English: kafe, cave, cof, cove

Volapük

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caf (nominative plural cafs)

  1. kettle

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Welsh

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  • ca (colloquial)

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Verb

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caf

  1. (literary) first-person singular present indicative/future of cael

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caf gaf nghaf chaf
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.