English breakfast


Definition of English breakfast

1 : a substantial breakfast (as of eggs, ham or bacon, toast, and cereal)
2 : congou broadly : any similar black tea

First Known Use of English breakfast

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“English breakfast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20breakfast. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English breakfast


English Language Learners Definition of English breakfast

: a large breakfast that usually includes eggs, meat, toast, and coffee or tea


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