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 For a digestif, Vantre has some dusty bottles of Chartreuse and Campari that gives one a naughty thrill akin to raiding your grandmère’s liquor cabinet. Victoria James, Bon Appétit, 30 Aug. 2023 The power of these cultural icons is captivated and bottled in this 110 proof blanco, which is ideal as a foundation for building cocktails and also for enjoying as a digestif, thanks to its robust and complex notes of fresh agave, bright citrus, and a slightly smoky, saline finish. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023 Both aperitif and digestif. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 The Alpine Sour, for example, blends unaged brandy with Salers, egg white and lemon agrumato for a bittersweet digestif boasting a velvety mouthfeel. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Amari are both aperitif and digestif, all of them. Beth Segal, cleveland, 28 May 2021 Be sure to save room for the chocolate fondue dessert and a digestif from the traditional schnapps wagon. Christie Fitzpatrick, Outside Online, 2 Feb. 2023 Bernardini now sells L’Orvietan as a digestif — a liqueur that’s likely much more palatable than the original mixture, which would have been sold as a powder, paste or syrup. Elizabeth Heath, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2023 From morning coffee to after-dinner digestif, here are the best refreshing drinks to order in Italy. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 Sep. 2023.

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