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
The user, Betsy Klein, included a link to a Chowhound article in which a discussion board participant describes how hot dogs are served this way as an appetizer at every kid's birthday party in the Philippines.
Benefits FRI Fundraiser to bring back the sign, appetizers, raffle, no-host bar, 6 p.m. Friday, Inglewood Golf Club, 6505 Inglewood Rd.
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.
Peaches are used for appetizers, garnishes, salads, desserts, baked products, jellies, preserves, and are most delicious eaten fresh.
Fried green tomatoes, along with crab cakes have been our most common appetizer on the tour.
There are two types of tickets — premier includes appetizers and general is for those who just want to experience the storytelling.
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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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