a preliminary or first taste; slight experience of something to be enjoyed, endured, etc. in the future; anticipation
Origin of foretasteMiddle English fortaste
transitive verb-·tast′ed, -·tast′ing
Rare to taste beforehand; have a foretaste of
- An advance token or warning.
- A slight taste or sample in anticipation of something to come.
transitive verbfore·tast·ed, fore·tast·ing, fore·tastes
To have an anticipatory taste of.
(third-person singular simple present foretastes, present participle foretasting, simple past and past participle foretasted)
From fore- + taste.