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?
Recent Examples on the Web Volunteer projects at one of four partner venues following a light breakfast at Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach. Alan Goch, sun-sentinel.com, "Palm Beach central and north county events for Nov. 27-Dec. 3," 25 Nov. 2019 All proceeds from breakfast that day will aid the nonprofit group, which assists grieving children, teens and adults. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Christmas at the Farm, parade, Frosty’s Fest kick off Christmas season in Parma: Sun Postings," 25 Nov. 2019 At each of 1,400 place settings at the annual fundraising breakfast for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Friday were $20 bills, tied with blue ribbons and tucked into champagne flutes. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Could $20 spark a revolution of generosity? Give this a try and see what happens," 24 Nov. 2019 Its little blue boxes remain an iconic symbol and its sparkling Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan, the site of the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, now invites others to have breakfast there, too. Clare Duffy, CNN, "LVMH reportedly nearing a deal to acquire iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co.," 24 Nov. 2019 Alexis served and chatted with guests throughout the breakfast. Dennis Hohenberger, courant.com, "Pancake Fundraiser Benefits Mission Trip," 22 Nov. 2019 Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell when the guards went to deliver breakfast. Michael Balsamo, chicagotribune.com, "Jeffrey Epstein death: ‘A perfect storm of screw-ups,’ says attorney general," 22 Nov. 2019 Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell when the guards went to deliver breakfast. NBC News, "Barr calls Jeffrey Epstein's death a 'perfect storm of screw-ups'," 22 Nov. 2019 Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell when the guards went to deliver breakfast. Michael Balsamo, USA TODAY, "Epstein death: 'Perfect storm of screw-ups' to blame, AG Barr says," 22 Nov. 2019

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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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Time Traveler for breakfast

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

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Last Updated

28 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Breakfast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakfasting. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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More Definitions for breakfast

breakfast

noun
How to pronounce breakfast (audio)

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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