amuse-bouche

[ah-mooz-boosh; French a-myz-boosh]

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

Word Origin for amuse-bouche

from French amuser amuse, gratify + bouche mouth
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