Word of the Week: Appetyrant ap⋅pe⋅ty⋅rant [ap-i-tahy-ruhnt]
Posted Nov 13 2009 10:00pm
ap⋅pe⋅ty⋅rant [ ap -i-tahy - r uh nt]
Group dinner participant who takes it upon him/herself to order appetizers for the entire table, often without prior consultation
Group dinner participant who, as a result of strict self-imposed dietary habits, limits shareable appetizers for the group to those that exclusively meet his or her dietary needs
Example: Things got a little tense at Mark’s birthday dinner when Steve, ever the appetyrant, made a strange plea to only order low-carb appetizers for the whole table, which was then followed by a rant on the evils of grains.