bread–and–butter

adjective

Definition of bread–and–butter

  1. 1a :  being as basic as the earning of one's livelihood bread–and–butter issuesb (1) :  reliable our bread–and–butter repertoire (2) :  dependable as a source of income a company's bread–and–butter products

  2. 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 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


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