- The definition of an appetizer is a small portion of food before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
An example of an appetizer would be a plate of nachos ordered before a main course.
Plates filled with different appetizers.
- a small portion of a tasty food or a drink to stimulate the appetite at the beginning of a meal
- a bit of something that excites a desire for more
Origin of appetizer; from appetizing + -er
A food or drink served usually before a meal to stimulate the appetite.