The Alternative English Dictionary: apéritif

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apéritif {{wikipedia}} etymology Borrowing from French apéritif. pronunciation
  • /ɑːˌpɛɹɪˈtiːf/, /əˌpɛɹɪˈtiːf/
Alternative forms: aperitif
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. An alcoholic drink served before a meal as an appetiser.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, The China Governess , 5, , “A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.<br> &nbsp; ‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’”
Synonyms: See also
  • digestif

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