finger food


: a food that is to be held with the fingers for eating

Examples of finger food in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finger food was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Finger food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

finger food

: a food (as a carrot stick) that is meant to be picked up with the fingers and eaten

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