antepast

noun
an·​te·​past | \ˈantə̇ˌpast, -tē-\
plural -s

Definition of antepast 

archaic

: foretaste specifically : a first course to whet the appetite

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First Known Use of antepast

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antepast

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

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