appetite

Meaning

Noun

  • Desire to eat food or consume drink.
  • Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
  • The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.

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Origin

  • From Middle English appetit, from Old French apetit (French app├ętit), from Latin appetitus, from appeto; ad + peto. See petition, and compare with appetence.

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