Definition of digestif in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈdʒɛstɪf/
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːʒɛˈstiːf/


A drink, especially an alcoholic one, drunk before or after a meal in order to aid the digestion.
Example sentences
  • Once, a liqueur was generally accepted to be a sweet alcoholic drink, flavoured with fruit, herbs and spices and consumed as a digestif after a meal.
  • He'd enjoy a scotch while he was waiting for his lunch, two glasses of beer with the food, and a digestif.
  • They are superb, and as a digestif after a meal they are without equal.


French, literally 'digestive'.

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