The definition of aperitif is a cocktail or wine taken as an appetizer before a meal.(noun)
Having a cocktail before dinner is an example of an aperitif.
See aperitif in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr apéritif < L apertus: see aperture
See aperitif in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French aperitif, purgative
Origin: , from Medieval Latin aperitīvus
Origin: , from Late Latin apertīvus
Origin: , from Latin apertus
Origin: , past participle of aperīre, to open; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
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