comfort food

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of comfort food

: 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

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First Known Use of comfort food

1970

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COMFORT FOOD Defined for English Language Learners

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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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