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.

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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

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APERITIF Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of aperitif for English Language Learners

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



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