breakfast

noun
break·​fast | \ ˈbrek-fəst How to pronounce breakfast (audio) \

Definition of breakfast

1 : the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning
2 : the food prepared for a breakfast eat your breakfast

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Other Words from breakfast

breakfast verb
breakfaster noun

Examples of breakfast in a Sentence

I had pancakes for breakfast. Did you have breakfast before you left?

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The Landing for an amazing breakfast and dinner on the patio. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Harbour Island is the Ultimate OG Fashion Destination," 12 Mar. 2019 My daughter eats them for breakfast and after her hockey games, and my husband eats them in the car on his way to work. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 Mercedes supplies a $200 Delta Air Lines voucher, a taxi credit, your first night's hotel in Stuttgart or Bremen, and breakfast or lunch the next morning. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get a (Mostly) Free European Road Trip When You Buy a Car," 24 Sep. 2018 Red to Blonde is an all day affair [sic], breakfast and lunch and hopefully not dinner. Andrea Park, Allure, "Julianne Hough Is Blonde Again — and Her Color-Correction Process Took Seven Hours," 26 July 2018 Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. The event includes Mass, small and large group discussion, breakfast and lunch, among other activities. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Church news," 13 July 2018 Children get breakfast and lunch, along with expert advice in football and cheerleading. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: Harvey native Keith Rucker 'about giving back and paying it forward' with youth football camp," 10 July 2018 The Perezes leaned into breakfast and lunch, pushing the homemade breads and baked goods. New York Times, "A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time," 10 July 2018 The popular breakfast and lunch spot unveiled its patio Tuesday. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of breakfast

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for breakfast

Middle English brekfast, from the phrase breken fast "to break one's fast, end abstinence from food"

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The first known use of breakfast was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for breakfast

breakfast

noun

English Language Learners Definition of breakfast

: the first meal of the day

breakfast

noun
break·​fast | \ ˈbrek-fəst How to pronounce breakfast (audio) \

Kids Definition of breakfast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the first meal of the day

breakfast

verb
breakfasted; breakfasting

Kids Definition of breakfast (Entry 2 of 2)

: to eat breakfast

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