meaning of antipasto

antipasto meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1934, from Italian antipasto, from anti- "before" (see ante) + pasto "food," from Latin pascere "to feed" (see pastor). Early in the day anglicized as antepast (1590).

antipasto meaning in Cooking Dictionary

An Italian dish of cold meats, hors d'oeuvres and veggies, that will be commonly served before the pasta.

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  • [Italian] cold appetizer assortment. Antipasto may be the Italian term for snacks served before meals. These are dishes to pique one's desire for food, not quench it. This may contain a number of bowls of various types of meals. Typical aspects of an antipasto table are cured meats and salamis, olives, marinated veggies and mozzarella cheese.

antipasto meaning in General Dictionary

a program of appetizers in an Italian meal

antipasto - German to English