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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appetizer mean? 

  The noun APPETIZER has 1 sense:

1. food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

  Familiarity information: APPETIZER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks


appetiser; appetizer; starter

Hypernyms ("appetizer" is a kind of...):

course (part of a meal served at one time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "appetizer"):

antipasto (a course of appetizers in an Italian meal)

apertif (an alcoholic drink that is taken as an appetizer before a meal)

canape (an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food)

cocktail (an appetizer served as a first course at a meal)

hors d'oeuvre (a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal)

crudites (raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip)

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