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Pousse-café is a colloquial French term for a ‘digestif’—a small drink of brandy or a liqueur drunk at the end of a meal. It means literally ‘push-coffee’—that is, ‘coffee-chaser’. English adopted it in the first flush of the belle époque: ‘There is no easier way of solving a social problem than through the medium of a mild and fragrant cigar and a pousse-café’ (Harper's Magazine, June 1880).

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