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hors d'oeuvre

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noun \ȯr-ˈdərv\

Simple Definition of hors d'oeuvre

  • : a food served in small portions before the main part of a meal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hors d'oeuvre

plural hors d'oeuvres also hors d'oeuvre \-ˈdərv(z)\

  1. :  any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers

Examples of hors d'oeuvre in a sentence

  1. a tray of assorted hors d'oeuvres



Origin of hors d'oeuvre

French hors-d'œuvre, literally, outside of the work


First Known Use: 1714



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