hors d'oeuvre

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French hors-d'œuvre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hors d'oeuvre (plural hors d'oeuvre or hors d'oeuvres)

  1. (food) A small, light, and usually savory first course in a meal.
  2. (by extension) Anything of secondary concern; not the primary thing.
  3. (dated, rare) Something unusual or extraordinary.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "apart from the work", in other words, "apart from the main meal"

NounEdit

hors d'oeuvre m (plural hors d'oeuvre)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hors d'œuvre.

Usage notesEdit

  • The œ ligature is often replaced in contemporary French with oe (the œ character does not appear on AZERTY keyboards), but this is nonstandard.