finger food

noun

Definition of finger food

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

Examples of finger food in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From tiny shrimp toasts to pop-able crispy meatballs, ditch the silverware for finger foods. Bon Appétit, "64 Recipes for One-Bite Appetizers," 26 Nov. 2019 Afterword, attendees can mingle and meet at a reception with finger foods. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Faith Together program brings together local houses of worship in Woodlands," 1 Nov. 2019 Admission will include finger foods and deserts, but wine and soda will also be available for purchase. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 25 Sep. 2019 Easy to serve as a finger food, these knishes will put to rest any thoughts of the belly bombs that lurk in deli cases. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "A use for leftovers isn’t pie in the sky. It’s a knish.," 20 Sep. 2019 On suicide watch, inmates are also given finger food, Hayes added, and are given no utensils with their meals. Dakin Andone, CNN, "As officials investigate Jeffrey Epstein's death, here's what you should know about suicide watch in jail," 12 Aug. 2019 Treat said Stella’s will serve finger foods, such as pizza and wings, but customers can also order from two neighboring restaurants or through a meal delivery service like Uber Eats and DoorDash. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "New Atascocita bar Stella’s aims to offer mature environment," 23 Sep. 2019 Easy to serve as a finger food, these knishes will put to rest any thoughts of the belly bombs that lurk in deli cases. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "A use for leftovers isn’t pie in the sky. It’s a knish.," 20 Sep. 2019 Saturday, June 8: Royal Park Fine Wines will have a pre-Father's Day craft-beer tasting 3-5 p.m. Fifteen beers covering a range of styles will be offered along with finger foods. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Platform’s 5th anniversary party, Great Lakes dinner and release, more," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of finger food

1893, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2019

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“Finger food.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger%20food. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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finger food

noun

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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