aperitif

noun aper·i·tif \ ə-ˌper-ə-ˈtēf , a- ; ˌä-pər-(ə-)ˈtēf \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of aperitif

: 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

borrowed from French apéritif, from apéritif, adjective, "aperient, stimulating appetite," going back to Old French aperitif "aperient," borrowed from Medieval Latin aperitīvus, variant of Late Latin apertīvus, from Latin apertus, past participle of aperīre "to open" + -īvus -ive — more at aperient

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APERITIF Defined for English Language Learners

aperitif

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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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