Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of horse, in Middle English both singular and plural.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The word hors d’oeuvre is really old French for something “outside the work”—in other words, a little something that is not part of the planned menu.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • These he calls a hors d'oeuvre of some pious copyist.

    Letters

  • What I call an hors d’oeuvre is something eaten with fingers; often they are called appetizers.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • The attractive "savory" of English dinner tables finds its counterpart apparently in egg and fish dishes served cold at the beginning of a meal, and therefore what we should call hors d'oeuvres.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • I believe I have wandered into what those of the trade call a hors-d'œuvre.

    Intimate Journals

  • It's one of many memorable entries in what Nelson labels hors d'oeuvres.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • And I don't run into people sipping Champagne unaccompanied by some food, such as hors d'oeuvres or a meal.

    Mireille Guiliano - An interview with author

  • This whirlwind narrative is punctuated with extravagant set pieces, climaxing, literally, in Smuts having violent sex with his teenage stalker in a restaurant fish tank, a scene that acts as a kind of hors d'oeuvres for the decadence that follows.

    Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre

  • Especially when faced with this kind of hors d'oeuvre.

    Fire and Ice

  • "Having bartenders at your dinner party and the kind of hors d'oeuvres she suggests were not within the grasp of most housewives," he said.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

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