Simple Definition of dessert
: sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal
Full Definition of dessert
1 : a usually sweet course or dish (as of pastry or ice cream) usually served at the end of a meal
2 British : a fresh fruit served after a sweet course
Examples of dessert in a sentence
She doesn't care for rich desserts.
Coffee and tea will be served with dessert.
We had ice cream and apple pie for dessert.
Origin of dessert
Middle French, from desservir to clear the table, from des- de- + servir to serve, from Latin servire
First Known Use: 1600
Rhymes with dessert
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DESSERT Defined for Kids
Definition of dessert for Students
: a sweet food eaten at the end of a meal
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