second coffee noun
Weak brew made by re-steeping grounds that have already been used to make the nice coffee
Clare – 1950s
Westerhoff (King, Claydon) – sibling of Naomi
Associated with the Anglo-Indian community in early- to mid-20ᵗʰ C India, where a household might include “a whole lot of loosely related, or in some cases, not even loosely related, hangers-on: maiden aunts, disgraced uncles, probably some of whom may have been disabled in some way … the hangers-on were always provided for, but … more or less generously, depending on the household.” It was to the less industrious of these hangers-on that second coffee would be provided.
Thanks to Clare for help with this entry