bacon

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noun ba·con \ˈbā-kən sometimes -kəŋ\

Definition of bacon

  1. 1a :  a side of a pig cured and smoked; also :  the thin strips cut from baconb :  thin strips of meat other than pork that is cured and smoked turkey bacon

  2. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


Bacon

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biographical name Ba·con \ˈbā-kən\

Definition of Bacon

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


Bacon

biographical name ba·con

Definition of Bacon

  1. Francis 1909–1992 British (Irish-born) painter


Bacon

biographical name ba·con

Definition of Bacon

  1. Nathaniel 1647–1676 American colonial leader


Bacon

biographical name ba·con

Definition of Bacon

  1. Roger circa 1220–1292 English philosopher and scientist



BACON Defined for Kids

bacon

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noun ba·con \ˈbā-kən\

Definition of bacon for Students

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



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