zakuska

[zuh-koos-kuh]
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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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Examples from the Web for zakuski

  • To the zakuski succeeded the meal itself, and the host became a perfect glutton on his guests' behalf.

    Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol


British Dictionary definitions for zakuski

zakuski

zakouski

pl n singular -ka (-kə)

Russian cookery hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka

Word Origin for zakuski

Russian, from zakusit' to have a snack

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