Etymology
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antipasto (n.)

1929, from Italian antipasto, from anti- "before" (from Latin ante; see ante-) + pasto "food," from Latin pascere "to feed," from PIE root *pa- "to feed." Earlier Englished as antepast "something taken before a meal to whet the appetite" (1580s).

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Definitions of antipasto

antipasto (n.)
a course of appetizers in an Italian meal;
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