di·​ges·​tif ˌdē-zhes-ˈtēf How to pronounce digestif (audio)
: an alcoholic drink (such as brandy or a liqueur) usually taken after a meal

Examples of digestif in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Park Road establishment features eight to 10 courses that highlight seasonal fare, as well as craft cocktails, aperitifs and digestifs. Shannon Greene, Charlotte Observer, 5 July 2024 Sagaponack, for a glass of the winery's esteemed rosé, followed by a digestif at the South Fork's very own Sagaponack Farm Distillery. Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2024 Lunch is a steady stream of traditional tapas, including pil pil prawn croquettes and giant clams, followed by a digestif of sweet, dark Málaga Virgen wine. Lisa Johnson, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023 The dessert and digestif tops off the savory feast and keeps the party ticking further into the night. Nicola Blaque, Southern Living, 11 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for digestif 

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Word History


French, literally, digestive

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digestif was in 1934

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“Digestif.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestif. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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