Meaning of degust in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈɡʌst/


[with object] rare
  • Taste (something) carefully to appreciate it fully.

    ‘Dennis didn't drink it, he degusted it’
    • ‘You can visit here local brewery and degust its beer or historical buildings of church and city hall.’
    • ‘We sat at an outdoor garden, degusted the beefsteak, gazed at the stars and the lights of Taipei below.’
    • ‘It is a cosy corner to invite several friends to degust tea and have a private meeting.’
    • ‘We will degust the food made of swallow nest.’
    • ‘Visit Cognac, and degust with moderation please!’


Early 17th century from Latin degustare, from de- ‘completely’ + gustare ‘to taste’.