Definition of ante-supper in English:

ante-supper

noun

historical
  • A course of a meal displayed to whet the appetite but not eaten, specifically one which is then replaced with an identical course to be eaten.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Osborne (1593–1659), writer. From ante- + supper.

Pronunciation

ante-supper

/ˈantɪsʌpə/