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amuse-bouche

[ah-mooz-boosh; French a-myz-boosh]
noun, plural a·muse-bouches, a·muse-bouche.
  1. a small appetizer as served, usually without charge, in a restaurant.
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Origin of amuse-bouche

1955–60; < French amuser to gratify, amuse + bouche mouth
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British Dictionary definitions for amuse-bouche

amuse-bouche

noun
  1. an appetizer before a meal
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Word Origin

from French amuser amuse, gratify + bouche mouth
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