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.
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: 1894
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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