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

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 Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Easy Beef Bourguignon," 30 Nov. 2018 Shoppers visiting the site can snap up other options, too: candy canes that supposedly taste like a dill pickle, bacon and rotisserie chicken are all available for online orders. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Mac and cheese candy canes cause social media frenzy: 'Is Santa mad at us?'," 27 Sep. 2018 Try dishes like sauteed foie gras with seasonal fruit and balsamic reduction ($22); coq au vin with chicken in red wine sauce, mushrooms and onions ($16); crispy duck confit with lentils, bacon and red wine sauce ($20); or steak frites ($24). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Listen up and chow down: Peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and Brews & Bites. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southwest suburbs," 9 July 2018 Mozzarella, cream cheese, garlic cream, chicken, bacon and herbs were destined to be good friends. Anchorage Daily News, "A revamped menu of comfort food at Rustic Goat restaurant," 5 July 2018 The kale infused tagliatelle with mushrooms, bacon and mascarpone sauce ($20) was also well treated, only lacking a touch of salt. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Italian restaurant is full of potential but has work to do," 20 June 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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