One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural hors d'oeuvres
A small savoury dish, typically one served as an appetizer.‘a trolley laden with fifteen different hors d'oeuvres’as modifier ‘a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception’
morsel, mouthful, bite, crumb, grainView synonyms
- ‘Some of my favorite food at parties falls under the category of hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.’
- ‘For fewer than eight people, one or two types of hors d'oeuvres are fine.’
French, literally ‘outside the work’.
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