pl. -·ti , -·tos
- an assortment, as of salted fish, marinated vegetables, meats, cheeses, and olives, served as an appetizer
- any single dish in such an assortment, or one such dish served alone
Origin of antipastoItalian ; from anti- (L ante), before + pasto ; from Classical Latin pastus, food ; from pascere, to feed: see food
nounpl. an·ti·pas·tos or an·ti·pas·ti
An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables.
Origin of antipastoItalian : anti-, before (from Latin ante-; see ante–) + pasto, food (from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere, to feed; see pa- in Indo-European roots).
From Italian antipasto (“food before the meal”).