bread-and-butter

adjective

Definition of bread-and-butter

1 a :being as basic as the earning of one's livelihood
  • bread-and-butter issues
b (1) :reliable
  • our bread-and-butter repertoire
(2) :dependable as a source of income
  • a company's bread-and-butter products
2 :sent or given as thanks for hospitality
  • a bread-and-butter letter

First Known Use of bread-and-butter

circa 1837


bread and butter

noun

Definition of bread and butter

:a means of sustenance or livelihood

Examples of bread and butter in a Sentence

  1. Casual clothing has always been the company's bread and butter.

First Known Use of bread and butter

1732


BREAD-AND-BUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

bread-and-butter

adjective

Definition of bread-and-butter for English Language Learners

  • : basic and important

  • : dependable as a source of income or success


bread and butter

noun

Definition of bread and butter for English Language Learners

  • : a dependable source of income or success


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