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A restaurant meal offered at a fixed price and with few if any choices.
- ‘You can choose from our A la Carte Menu or an extended table d'hôte Menu, with a comprehensive Wine list, all of which guarantee a most enjoyable evening.’
- ‘Check its table d'hôte then make a reservation in one easy step.’
Early 17th century: French, literally ‘host's table’. The term originally denoted a table in a hotel or restaurant where all guests ate together, hence a meal served there at a stated time and for a fixed price.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.