- The definition of amuse bouche is a French term which means a little bit of food which is served before the meal to stimulate the appetite.
An hors d’œuvre is an example of an amuse bouche.
a small, savory portion of food served before a meal, typically without charge at restaurants
Origin of amuse-boucheFrench ; from amuser, to amuse + bouche, mouth
nounpl. a·muse-bouches or amuse-bouche
A complimentary, bite-sized portion of food served before a meal or between courses in a restaurant.
Origin of amuse-boucheFrench : amuse, third person present indicative of amuser, to amuse (from Old French, to cause to muse; see amuse) + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).