amuse-bouche

noun
\ ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh How to pronounce amuse-bouche (audio) , -ˌmᵫz-, ə-ˈmyüz-\
plural amuse-bouches also amuses-bouches\ ˈä-​ˌmüz-​ˈbüsh How to pronounce amuses-bouches (audio) , -​ˈbü-​shəz , -​ˌmᵫz-​ , ə-​ˈmyüz-​ \

Definition of amuse-bouche

: a small complimentary appetizer offered at some restaurants

First Known Use of amuse-bouche

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amuse-bouche

French, literally, (it) entertains (the) mouth

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