Definition of “appetizer” - English Dictionary

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“appetizer” in British English

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appetizernoun [ C ]

UK usually appetiser uk /ˈæp.ə.taɪ.zər/ us /ˈæp.ə.taɪ.zɚ/

a small amount of food eaten before a meal:

At 6.30 everyone gathered for drinks and appetizers in the lounge.

mainly US the first part of a meal:

The average cost of a full three-course meal - appetizer, main course, 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 small amount of food eaten before a meal or as the first part of it

(Definition of “appetizer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)