apéritif

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Borrowing from French apéritif.

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  • IPA(key): /ɑːˌpɛɹɪˈtiːf/, /əˌpɛɹɪˈtiːf/

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apéritif (plural apéritifs)

  1. An alcoholic drink served before a meal as an appetiser.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, The China Governess[1]:
      A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
        ‘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.’

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin apertivus, from aperir (to open) + -ivus.

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apéritif m (plural apéritifs)

  1. apéritif
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