Definition of finger food in English:

finger food


  • [mass noun] Food served in such a form and style that it can conveniently be eaten with the fingers.

    • ‘It can be purchased, like many of their salads, prewrapped; it's perfect for lunches or sliced into finger food for parties.’
    • ‘Lunches are finger food - sliced meat and cheese, good bread, leftover veggies in vinaigrette, fruit, out on the dock.’
    • ‘Just serve it chopped, or give it as finger food.’
    • ‘Even the few fancy items on the menu - Maryland crabcakes and crab dip (mashed crab and cheese) with crackers - are all finger food.’
    • ‘Of course, it would also make a very nice opener, or even finger food, if cut into bite-size pieces.’
    • ‘There will be a full bar in operation and finger food will be served at the interval.’
    • ‘Leading up to the count down, guests were served with an array of lavish finger food, champagne and wine, in the marquee that was immaculately designed in their chosen colours, red and white.’
    • ‘I wanted to make some kind of crostini (little toasts with a topping) because they are easy enough to assemble, they look pretty and they make a very satisfying finger food.’
    • ‘Music on the night will be provided by Pat Bermingham and finger food will be served.’
    • ‘The Rocky Racoons played for the occasion, finger food was also served.’
    • ‘The six didn't know much about the restaurant business, but they knew what they liked: finger food, girls, and golden oldies on the jukebox.’
    • ‘The guests talked for about an hour and a half in the Opera House's northern annex, dining on finger food such as smoked salmon on buckwheat pancakes and Vietnamese spring rolls.’
    • ‘There will be a questions and answers session and finger food will be served.’
    • ‘And naturally, the multitude of sandwiches and finger food doesn't just fall from the sky, nor do the volunteers for that matter.’
    • ‘Christenings increasingly call for finger food, light bright sponge cakes and Pavlovas, rather than a sit-down feast.’
    • ‘These no-nonsense places have brought sushi back to where it started as a cheap, nourishing finger food for the masses.’
    • ‘Alternatively, cut in cubes and serve as a finger food, possibly skewered on a little toothpick, with a cherry-tomato half and/or a small piece of cheese.’
    • ‘First and second prizes will be presented following the game and finger food will be served.’
    • ‘I was at a small function a couple of weeks ago that served finger food.’
    • ‘Our friends with the kids had put on an impressive spread of finger food and desserts, which was nice.’
    starter, canapé, first course, finger food, titbit, savoury, snack
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