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amuse-gueule

[ ah-mooz-gœl; French a-myz-gœl ]
/ ɑˈmuzˈgœl; French aˌmüzˈgœl /
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noun, plural a·muse-gueules, a·muse-gueule.

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Origin of amuse-gueule

1960–65; <French amuser to gratify, amuse + gueule mouth
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