appetizer appetizer  /ˈæ pə ˌtaɪ zər/


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



  1. When he offers you an appetizer composed of simple vegetables dewy with liquid salt, he is saying something to you.
  2. There are four things that you can eat at many meals besides the main course: an appetizer, bread, a drink and dessert.
  3. Sometimes the appetizer is more fun than the main course.


  1. Every dad deserves cheesy, porky stuffed jalapenos

    Use whatever kind of sausage your dad prefers in this appetizer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Express-Times

  2. K’s Kitchen: Begging for a recipe

    By Kathryn Reed One of the fun things about going to dinner where everyone is asked to bring something is that there will be a variety of food. Such was the case last week. Everyone was asked to bring an appetizer. Unfortunately I didn’t have [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

  3. Taste the World goes vegetarian for its June tour

    A Greek appetizer of fried chickpea falafel. An Arabian eggplant dip known as baba ghanoush. Tasty Mexican chiles rellenos. A Nepali-style chow mein noodle dish.Who says vegetarian food isn't fun or flavorful? Certainly not the organizers of Taste the World tour, which continues its 2013 season on F...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online


  1. Frank Gaffney, president of the private Center for Security Policy, said, "The Islamic fascists have Israel in mind as an appetizer. We are the main course."
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Frank Gaffney Source: FOXNews

  2. "If people could have watched our practices they would have paid who knows how much to get in," Malone said. "For us, the games were just an appetizer for the next day's practice."
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Karl Malone Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I've been looking forward to spring training, so this is a little bit of an appetizer, so to speak," Glavine said of the voluntary conditioning camp. "I had a good winter working out and everything feels good."
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Tom Glavine Source: USA Today

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