Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, unknown
a small savory item of food served as an appetizer before a meal.
Examples of Amuse-gueule in a sentence
"Can peanut butter and jelly bites really be considered amuse-gueule for such a fancy meal?"
"I enjoyed the amuse-gueule much more than the main course."
Popularity Over Time
This word originated from the French words for “amuse” and “mouth” — literally, food that amuses your mouth.
Did you Know?
Amuse-gueule, also known as amuse-bouche, are hors d’oeuvres, but are slightly different from an appetizer. Traditionally, amuse-gueules are offered by a restaurant for free as part of a meal, rather than ordered and paid for via a menu.