[an-ti-pah-stee, -pas-tee; Italian ahn-tee-pahs-tee] /ˌæn tɪˈpɑ sti, -ˈpæs ti; Italian ˌɑn tiˈpɑs ti/ (Show IPA). Italian Cookery.
a course of appetizers consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, sliced sausage, peppers, and artichoke hearts.
Origin of antipasto
1580-90; < Italian, equivalent to anti- (< Latinante-ante-) + pasto food < Latinpāstus pasturage, feeding ground, orig. the act of feeding, equivalent to pās- stem of pāscere to feed + -tus suffix of v. action