follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

degust

[dih-guhst] /dɪˈgʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.
Also, degustate
[dih-guhs-teyt] /dɪˈgʌs teɪt/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin dēgustāre to taste, try, equivalent to dē- de- + gustāre to taste (gust(us) a tasting + -āre infinitive suffix)
Related forms
degustation
[dee-guh-stey-shuh n] /ˌdi gʌˈsteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for degust

degust

/dɪˈɡʌst/
verb (transitive)
1.
(rare) to taste, esp with care or relish; savour
Derived Forms
degustation (ˌdiːɡʌˈsteɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēgustāre, from gustāre, from gustus a tasting, taste
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for degust

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for degust

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends