plural -s
: foretaste
specifically : a first course to whet the appetite

Word History


borrowed (with conformation to repast entry 1) from Italian antipasto antipasto

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antepast was in 1582

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“Antepast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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