table d'hôte

noun

ta·​ble d'hôte ˌtä-bəl-ˈdōt How to pronounce table d'hôte (audio)
ˌta-
1
: a meal served to all guests at a stated hour and fixed price
2
: a complete meal of several courses offered at a fixed price

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, host's table

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of table d'hôte was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Table d'hôte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/table%20d%27h%C3%B4te. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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