an·​ti·​pas·​to | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpa-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce antipasto (audio) , ˌän-tē-, -ˈpä- \
plural antipasti\ ˌan-​tē-​ˈpa-​(ˌ)stē , ˌän-​tē-​ , -​ˈpä-​ How to pronounce antipasto (audio) \

Definition of antipasto

: any of various typically Italian hors d'oeuvres also : a plate of these served especially as the first course of a meal

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Recent Examples on the Web The recall comes after the CDC reported an investigation into two salmonella outbreaks across 17 states believed to be linked to Fratelli’s antipasto products. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Fratelli Beretta USA is recalling about 862,000 pounds of uncured antipasto meat trays because of possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Friday. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 29 Aug. 2021 People who became sick reported eating salami, prosciutto and other deli meats that can be found in antipasto or charcuterie assortments before their illness. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021 Menus for these packages include appetizers like fresh crudite, antipasto platters, or ceviche, as well as shrimp or caprese skewers. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2021 Along with pizzas, Rosie's will also offer an antipasto salad studded with ham and salami rollups, wings in four different styles and what Sitek describes as fun cocktails. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 22 Apr. 2021 There will also be dishes offered including antipasto, chicken and waffles, French toast, mini avocado toast with quail egg, lobster quiche, mushroom quiche, homestyle breakfast potatoes, Applewood bacon, maple sausage and tropical fruit. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 12 Apr. 2021 Both the Boston and Winchester locations of Lucia (415 Hanover St. and 13 Mt. Vernon St.) offer full takeout or dine-in a la carte Easter menus, with antipasto, lasagna, risotto, lamb, and more., 25 Mar. 2021 The herbaceous white is an ideal companion for an insalate or antipasto shared with friends. Anthony Marcusa,, 21 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of antipasto

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antipasto

Italian, from anti- (from Latin ante-) + pasto food, from Latin pastus, from pascere to feed — more at food

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“Antipasto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of antipasto

: a plate of cold meat or vegetables that is served especially as the first course of a meal

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