Simple Definition of hors d'oeuvre
: a food served in small portions before the main part of a meal
Full Definition of hors d'oeuvre
plural hors d'oeuvres also hors d'oeuvre \-ˈdərv(z)\
: any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers
Examples of hors d'oeuvre in a sentence
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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