amuse-gueule

noun
\¦ä-ˌmüz-¦gəl, -¦gœl, -ˌmᵫz-, ə-¦myüz-\
plural amuse-gueules

Definition of amuse-gueule 

: amuse-bouche … we were encouraged to … swap plates when we were each served a different amuse-gueule.— Paul Levy, Travel & Leisure, November 1994 … a complimentary amuse-gueule of smoked salmon on toast …— Charles Hennessy, Bon Appétit, December 1997

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First Known Use of amuse-gueule

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amuse-gueule

borrowed from French, literally “(it) entertains (the) mouth”

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