finger food


Definition of finger food

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

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Everything is fancy here, from the cocktails made with foie gras and blackened truffle oil to finger foods like crispy soft shell crab and, again, foie gras. Dylan Essertier, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Dubai," 27 Feb. 2018 Dance Holiday International Folk Dance SAT Music by the Allspice band, finger foods and ethnic costumes encouraged, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Winter Solstice Night Market, Jingle Bell Run," 5 Dec. 2018 According to People, the couple and other attendees enjoyed finger foods, red velvet wedding cake, and speeches from the groom and father of the bride at the daytime party. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Reportedly Went to Princess Eugenie's Wedding Reception Without Meghan Markle," 27 Nov. 2018 Delicious finger food was served for the impressive number of 800 plus guests, and the finest champagne flowed amongst tables before groom, Jack Brooksbank, and father of the bride, Prince Andrew, took time to toast the room. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jack Brooksbank and Prince Andrew's Wedding Speeches to Princess Eugenie Sound So Emotional," 13 Oct. 2018 Across the way, M Brown’s serves mainly finger food that’s been smoked, cured, pickled, and aged. Michael Klein,, "Chez Ben opens in Old City hotel," 8 Mar. 2018 Pierre Sang L’Avant Comptoir The idea behind this quirky standing-room only joint is to load up on the first-class finger food. Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Restaurants in Paris," 4 Mar. 2018 When gingerly layered, the nachos become finger food that wouldn't be out of place at a Super Bowl party or a cocktail party. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "The Fanciest Nachos You'll Ever Eat," 1 Feb. 2014 Available in the same dipable, bite-size shape, the crispy finger food makes for an easy after-school or post-work snack. Grace Dickinson,, "Beyond bugs: 12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market and what to do with them," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of finger food

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finger food was in 1893

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English Language Learners Definition of finger food

US : a piece of food that is meant to be picked up with the fingers and eaten

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