comfort food


: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal

Examples of comfort food in a Sentence

Pot roast and fried chicken are my favorite comfort foods. a restaurant that serves comfort food
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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comfort food was in 1958

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Cite this Entry

“Comfort food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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