comfort food

noun

Definition of comfort food

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

Examples of comfort food in a Sentence

  1. Pot roast and fried chicken are my favorite comfort foods.

  2. a restaurant that serves comfort food

First Known Use of comfort food

1970


COMFORT FOOD Defined for English Language Learners

comfort food

noun

Definition of comfort food for English Language Learners

  • : food that is satisfying because it is prepared in a simple or traditional way and reminds you of home, family, or friends

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