Definition of aperitif
: an alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer
Examples of aperitif in a Sentence
They served us champagne as an aperitif.
Recent Examples of aperitif from the Web
A bittersweet aperitif, the Negroni (gin, Campari and sweet vermouth) is versatile.
The music world was a kind of aperitif for the maw of digital.
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Origin and Etymology of aperitif
French apéritif aperient, aperitif, from Middle French aperitif, adjective, aperient, from Medieval Latin aperitivus, irregular from Latin aperire
First Known Use: 1894See Words from the same year
APERITIF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aperitif for English Language Learners
: an alcoholic drink that people drink before eating a meal
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