[ an-ti-pah-stoh, -pas-toh; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-taw ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈpɑ stoʊ, -ˈpæs toʊ; Italian ˌɑn tiˈpɑs tɔ /
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noun, plural an·ti·pas·tos, an·ti·pas·ti [an-ti-pah-stee, -pas-tee; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-tee]. /ˌæn tɪˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti; Italian ˌɑn tiˈpɑs ti/. Italian Cooking.
a course of appetizers consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, sliced sausage, peppers, and artichoke hearts.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of antipasto
First recorded in 1580–90; from Italian, equivalent to anti- (from Latin ante- “before”) + pasto “food,” from Latin pāstus “pasturage, feeding ground,” originally “the act of feeding,” equivalent to pās-, stem of pāscere “to feed” + -tus suffix of verbal action; see ante-
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British Dictionary definitions for antipasto
/ (ˌæntɪˈpɑːstəʊ, -ˈpæs-) /
noun plural -tos
a course of hors d'oeuvres in an Italian meal
Word Origin for antipasto
Italian: before food
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