bacon

noun
ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən, sometimes -kᵊŋ How to pronounce bacon (audio) \

Definition of bacon

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : 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

Bacon

biographical name (1)
Ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən How to pronounce Bacon (audio) \

Definition of Bacon (Entry 2 of 5)

Francis 1561–1626 1st Baron Verulam \ ˈver-​(y)ə-​ləm How to pronounce ˈver-(y)ə-ləm (audio)\ Viscount St. Albans \ sānt-​ˈȯl-​bənz How to pronounce sānt-ˈȯl-bənz (audio) , sənt-​\ English philosopher

Bacon

biographical name (2)

Definition of Bacon (Entry 3 of 5)

Francis 1909–1992 British (Irish-born) painter

Bacon

biographical name (3)

Definition of Bacon (Entry 4 of 5)

Nathaniel 1647–1676 American colonial leader

Bacon

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Definition of Bacon (Entry 5 of 5)

Roger circa 1220–1292 English philosopher and scientist

Examples of bacon in a Sentence

Noun

We ate bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

If so, this was the best news since experts found out that bacon had vast nutritional... Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Finally, I Can Win My Battle Against Kale," 28 Mar. 2019 Leave the mush out of the photo next time; bacon would always be better. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Eagle-Eyed Fans Call Out Tim Allen for This 'Last Man Standing' Photo," 1 Mar. 2019 In a video shared on Twitter by Daily Mail royal correspondent and all-around royal expert Rebecca English, Kate can be overheard talking about her preference for bacon over pepperoni as a pizza topping. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Shared Her Very Controversial Pizza Topping Preference," 19 Jan. 2019 Size isn’t the only thing to admire — the loco moco’s housemade gravy was like beefy pan sauce at a high-end restaurant, and the fried rice impressed with bacon, char siu pork and Portuguese sausage. Jill Lightner, The Seattle Times, "Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe: sweet treats and Hawaiian snacks at great prices," 1 Oct. 2018 Top with shrimp mixture and sprinkle with bacon and remaining basil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Shrimp and Fresh Corn Grits," 16 Aug. 2018 The burger was presented as prime beef topped with Dearborn brand double-smoked bacon, a fried egg, Pinconning cheese and maple-mustard. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Top 5 burgers to try in metro Detroit this summer," 25 June 2018 Toasted dulse, which has been called the bacon of the sea, goes in crumbles over everything. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019 The burger—served with black garlic mayo, cheddar, marrow-roasted onions, bacon and dill pickles—is also a local favorite. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Why This Region of Virginia Could Be the South’s New Foodie Hotspot," 29 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of bacon

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bacon

Noun

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

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bacon

noun
ba·​con | \ ˈbā-kən How to pronounce bacon (audio) \

Kids Definition of bacon

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

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