finger food


Definition of finger food 

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

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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 The first will be hosted in the afternoon by the queen — with finger foods, wine and champagne., "Royal wedding guests pour into Windsor Castle ahead of nuptials watched 'round the world," 19 May 2018 No spoons required for this impressive finger food. 11., "Win The 4th Of July With These Last-Minute Desserts," 28 June 2018 Grousers say gourmet meals once on offer are now finger foods, and beverages are more likely to be guzzled than sipped. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "The Airport Lounge, Once a Refuge, Is a Total Zoo," 30 Apr. 2018 The evening menu includes fried chicken, potato salad, finger foods and veggies. Linda Mcintosh,, "Patriotic group elects news," 2 July 2018 Grand Central Bar, no relation to the similar restaurant in New York, serves finger food only including a seasonal vegetables plate plus a seasonal Americano cocktail on draft. Louisa Chu,, "Where to eat at Wells St. Market, the Loop's newest food hall," 20 June 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

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

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