breakfast

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noun break·fast \ˈbrek-fəst\

Definition of breakfast

  1. 1 :  the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning

  2. 2 :  the food prepared for a breakfast eat your breakfast

breakfast

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breakfaster

noun

Examples of breakfast in a Sentence

  1. I had pancakes for breakfast.

  2. Did you have breakfast before you left?

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First Known Use of breakfast

15th century



BREAKFAST Defined for English Language Learners

breakfast

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Definition of breakfast for English Language Learners

  • : the first meal of the day


BREAKFAST Defined for Kids

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breakfast

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noun break·fast \ˈbrek-fəst\

Definition of breakfast for Students

  1. :  the first meal of the day


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verb break·fast

Definition of breakfast for Students

breakfasted

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breakfasting

  1. :  to eat breakfast


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