1880–85; < Russian zakúska (usually in plural), derivative of zakusítʾ to snack, have a bite, equivalent to za- v. prefix + -kusitʾ, derivative of kusátʾ to bite (Source: dictionary.com)
Russian. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Zakuski
- an hors d'oeuvre.
- Russian cookery hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka
- A substantial Russian hors d'oeuvre item such as caviar sandwiches or vegetables with sour cream dip, all served with vodka.
- : hors d'oeuvre
Example sentences for Zakuski
- To the zakuski succeeded the meal itself, and the host became a perfect glutton on his guests' behalf.
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