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

biographical name (4)

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

Fang says that the microwave is also a great tool for cooking bacon, without having to worry about getting grease splatters everywhere. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Microwave Hacks That Will Change Your Cooking Game," 9 May 2019 In 5- to 6-quart saucepot, cook bacon on medium high 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp and browned, stirring occasionally. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts," 23 Oct. 2018 Add oats, cheese, and bacon to the bowl of a food processor and process until ingredients reach a crumb-like consistency. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Cheddar-Bacon Dog Treats That Are Way Tastier Than Store-Bought," 5 Sep. 2018 What’s making things worse is bacon is having a revival. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Everyone* Pours Bacon Fat Down the Drain, Everyone Lies About It," 8 Aug. 2018 Consortium Holdings’ hipster hangout Neighborhood is known for its signature Hood Burger, made with Gruyere and blue cheese, bacon and onion jam, brown butter aioli and arugula. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's best burgers," 28 May 2018 At Kolache Kitchen, the pastries are filled with sausage, bacon and cheese and even boudin. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Kolache Kitchen out of Baton Rouge expands to Freret Street," 10 May 2018 The first featured items at the one-of-a-kind restaurant include: The Mighty Angus burger from Canada with a 1/3-pound Angus beef burger, bacon, cheese, onion, lettuce and Angus sauce on a poppy- and sesame-seed bun. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Is new McDonald’s HQ global menu an international incident waiting to happen?," 24 Apr. 2018 Credit to Jason King for unlocking the key to enjoying Whataburger: double with bacon, cheese, and jalapeños. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Ranking KU's tournament losses under Self, plus Royals & Chiefs | The Kansas City Star," 3 Apr. 2018

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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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