aperitif

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noun aper·i·tif \ə-ˌper-ə-ˈtēf, a-; ˌä-pər-(ə-)ˈtēf\

Definition of aperitif

  1. :  an alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer

Examples of aperitif in a sentence

  1. 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

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APERITIF Defined for English Language Learners

aperitif

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noun aper·i·tif \ə-ˌper-ə-ˈtēf, a-; ˌä-pər-(ə-)ˈtēf\

Definition of aperitif for English Language Learners

  • : an alcoholic drink that people drink before eating a meal



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