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aperitif

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noun aper·i·tif \ə-ˌper-ə-ˈtēf, a-; ˌä-pər-(ə-)ˈtēf\

Simple Definition of aperitif

  • : an alcoholic drink that people drink before eating a meal

Full Definition of aperitif

  1. :  an alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer

Examples of aperitif

  1. They served us champagne as an aperitif.



Origin of aperitif

French apéritif aperient, aperitif, from Middle French aperitif, adjective, aperient, from Medieval Latin aperitivus, irregular from Latin aperire


First Known Use: 1894

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