Definition of appetizer
1 : a food or drink that stimulates the appetite and is usually served before a meal The appetizers included shrimp with cocktail sauce, vegetables and dips, cheeses, and fruits.
2 : something that stimulates a desire for more a literary appetizer hoped that the short trip would be an appetizer for longer ones
Recent Examples of appetizer from the Web
Pi Pizzeria, which opened in October 2014 in the AT580 building, served both deep dish and thin crust pizzas, appetizers and craft beer.
The library supplied the ingredients and the children were tasked with preparing an appetizer and a dessert.
Prices: Sandwiches from $9 shaved prime rib to $14 Kobe steak with caramelized onion and mushroom; Appetizers from $8 vegetable tempura to $14 Maryland lump crab cake; salads $4 house to $12 steak.
There are two types of tickets — premier includes appetizers and general is for those who just want to experience the storytelling.
Beer lovers can go to Bulldog Brewing Co. (1409 119th St., 219-655-5284, bulldogbrewingco.com) — its habanero shrimp appetizer is to die for.
Prices: Start at $1.99 for snacks, appetizers and lighter fare or $3.49 for soups, sandwiches and hearty fare.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine’s clam beds for years might soon play a new role — as appetizer.
Suits That Rock X: A Decade Greatest Hits, 8 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Includes light appetizers, commemorative mug and more than 40 prominent business and community leaders rocking for cause.
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APPETIZER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appetizer for English Language Learners
: a small dish of food served before the main part of a meal
APPETIZER Defined for Kids
Definition of appetizer for Students
: a food or drink served before a meal
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