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
Origin and Etymology of appetizer
First Known Use: 1782
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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