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Definition of aperitif noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aperitif

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˌperəˈtiːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˌperəˈtiːf//
 
Alcoholic drinks, Dining out
 
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a drink, usually one containing alcohol, that people sometimes have just before a meal Would you like an aperitif? This vermouth is a delicious aperitif. See related entries: Alcoholic drinks, Dining out Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French apéritif, from medieval Latin aperitivus, based on Latin aperire ‘to open’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aperitif