antepast

[an-ti-past]

noun Archaic.

a foretaste; appetizer.

Origin of antepast

1580–90; ante- + Latin pāstus food (orig. past participle of pāscere to feed), equivalent to pās- feed + -tus past participle suffix
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Related Words for antepast

starter, antipasto, canape, dip, aperitif, munchies, sample, cocktail

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