bacon

noun ba·con \ ˈbā-kən , sometimes -kᵊŋ \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of bacon

1 a : a side of a pig cured and smoked; also : the thin strips cut from bacon
b : thin strips of meat other than pork that is cured and smoked
  • turkey bacon
2 : money; specifically : money gained through employment or legislation usually used in the phrase bring home the bacon

Examples of bacon in a Sentence

  1. We ate bacon and eggs for breakfast.

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Origin and Etymology of bacon

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bahho side of bacon, bah back — more at back


Bacon

biographical name Ba·con \ ˈbā-kən \

Definition of Bacon

Francis 1561–1626 1st Baron Ver*u*lam play \ˈver-(y)ə-ləm\ Viscount St. Al*bans play \sānt-ˈȯl-bənz, sənt-\ English philosopher

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Francis 1909–1992 British (Irish-born) painter

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Nathaniel 1647–1676 American colonial leader

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Roger circa 1220–1292 English philosopher and scientist


BACON Defined for Kids

bacon

noun ba·con \ ˈbā-kən \

Definition of bacon for Students

: salted and smoked meat from the sides and the back of a pig


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