plural mezes also meze
: an appetizer in Greek or Middle Eastern cuisine often served with an aperitif

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new wine and meze menus are available there too, even for diners not sitting at the bar. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2022 Souvla’s next location, opening this fall in Marin County, won’t include a meze and wine bar. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2022 This Mediterranean-Turkish restaurant from owners Sabah Doksoz and Rain Sahutoglu opened in March a block west of Young Circle with live music and a menu of cold and warm meze and kebabs under chef Resat Aydin. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2022 Chicago’s Greek dining scene has shown little sign of slowing down since, with openings that showcase the many dimensions of the cuisine, featuring seafood, spices, produce and meze, or tapas-like small plates. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2022 That dish will be on the menu when Jaffa’s second location opens in December in the Atlantic Village plaza, as will a hummus bar, deconstructed baba ghanoush and other meze drawn from Cohen’s family recipes. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 That dish will be on the menu when Jaffa’s second location opens in December in the Atlantic Village plaza, as will a hummus bar, deconstructed baba ghanoush and other meze drawn from Cohen’s family recipes. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 That dish will be on the menu when Jaffa’s second location opens in December in the Atlantic Village plaza, as will a hummus bar, deconstructed baba ghanoush and other meze drawn from Cohen’s family recipes. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 That dish will be on the menu when Jaffa’s second location opens in December in the Atlantic Village plaza, as will a hummus bar, deconstructed baba ghanoush and other meze drawn from Cohen’s family recipes. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Modern Greek & Turkish; Modern Greek mezes, from Turkish meze, from Persian maze taste, snack

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meze was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Meze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meze. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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