amuse-bouche

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

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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“Amuse-bouche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amuse-bouche. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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