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Meaning of “appetizer” in the English Dictionary

"appetizer" in British English

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appetizernoun [C]

(UK usually appetiser) uk   /ˈæp.ɪ.taɪ.zər/  us   /-zɚ/
a ​smallamount of ​foodeaten before a ​meal: At 6.30 everyone ​gathered for ​drinks and appetizers in the ​lounge. mainly US the first ​part of a ​meal: The ​averagecost of a ​full three-course ​meal - appetizer, ​maincourse, and ​dessert - is about $45.
(Definition of appetizer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appetizer" in American English

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appetizernoun [C]

 us   /ˈæp·ɪˌtɑɪ·zər/
a ​smallamount of ​foodeaten before a ​meal or as the first ​part of it
(Definition of appetizer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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