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105.
Pure example of the power of marketing to people devoid of critical and independent thinking. Coffee chain whose business model is "what if we franchised the Death Star?" and sells millions of cups of coffee a year that tastes like it was brewed through the assholes of musty cadavers. Usually seen being consumed by soccer moms, overprivileged teenagers, and prissy douche bags who move into already gentrified urban heighborhoods but consider themselves edgy and courageous for living in the city. Just like you can get an elephant to fly if you strap a big enough jet engine on its back, Starbucks sells a shitload of coffee by forcing the idea that coffee should be expensive, shitty, and logoed to the above mentioned people.
I used to drink coffee for 60 cents a cup at my favorite diner but it was torn down to put in a Starbucks. If I wanted to drink that shit I'd microwave some rat turds in vinegar.
by ThunderMummy October 27, 2005
 
1.
Where you're going to end up if you get a master's degree in the following:

1) Art History
2) Fine Arts
3) Philosophy
4) Literature
"I know the barista at this Starbucks: she was in my 'Critical Analysis of James Joyce' class in college!"
by aleclair June 21, 2005
 
2.
A major coffee chain that people obviously think is the devil's brew. Starbucks is apparently 'The Man' taking over the Earth.
Naysayer: "I hate Starbucks! It's turning America into mindless clones!"

Me: "Dude, get over it. It's just coffee. Let me drink my frappuchino in peace."
by Ariel September 14, 2004
 
3.
Starbucks, also known as, crack for rich people.
Junkie 1: Dude, my drug dealer got shot yesterday. What am I going to do?
Junkie 2: Lets go to Starbucks and get a Mocha.
Junkie 1: No there's no way I could afford that.
Junkie 2: I guess you'll just have to stick to inhaling cans of computer Dust-off again.
by Tom February 20, 2005
 
4.
Despite what the "free thinkers" will tell you about how Starbucks is somehow going to take over the world (this isn't Austin Powers), their coffee is pretty good. I figured we would have learned our lesson from South Park.
Jilly: Starbucks is so dumb. Only sheep go there.
Billy: Yes, I'm sure sheep would probably enjoy the taste of good coffee as well.
by your moms hot lover October 11, 2005
 
5.
a legal drug for white people
susan:hey
karen:hey susan do you want to get high
susan:sure why no t i just dropped the kids off to ballet
karen:i know this great place called starbucks
by briaW March 01, 2008
 
6.
A widespread corporation that makes coffee, i don't care if it is 'the mans' way of drinking coffee, its is delicious. Granted, i don't like their stylings, like the smooth jazz playing in every branch, or the artsy fartsy stuff on the walls, or the names like decaf white chocolate bold mocha latte with cream, and then the description is, a bold, intriguing beverage, but i just like the coffee
ex.1: some guy: dude, i can't believe you bought that £2 coffee from 'the corporation'
me: shut up and let me drink my coffee

ex.2: me: what is a java mocha latte?
clerk: it is an invigorating, intriguing, bold bevarage from the foothills of mexico
me: does it taste good?
clerk: uuuh i don't know

ex.3: preppy scenester: oh, i love the smooth jazz stylings and intriguing art of this place (sips coffee) oh, this coffe is so smooth
me: shut up and let me drink my coffee
by amatar August 15, 2005
 
7.
A chain that sells coffee and other coffee based products.
I went to Starbucks and got coffee. Got a problem?
by Nick-O-Last September 26, 2006