zakuska

[zuh-koos-kuh]

noun, plural za·kus·ki [zuh-koos-kee] /zəˈkus ki/, za·kus·ka. Russian Cookery.

an hors d'oeuvre.

Nearby words

  1. zairian,
  2. zak,
  3. zakah,
  4. zakat,
  5. zakiya,
  6. zakuski,
  7. zakynthos,
  8. zalcitabine,
  9. zama,
  10. zamarra

Origin of zakuska

1880–85; < Russian zakúska (usually in plural), derivative of zakusítʾ to snack, have a bite, equivalent to za- v. prefix + -kusitʾ, derivative of kusátʾ to bite

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