\ ˈfas(t)-ˌfüd How to pronounce fast-food (audio) \

Definition of fast-food

1 : of, relating to, or specializing in food that can be prepared and served quickly a fast-food restaurant
2 : designed for ready availability, use, or consumption and with little consideration given to quality or significance fast-food TV programming

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fast food noun

First Known Use of fast-food

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fast-food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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Kids Definition of fast food

: food that is prepared and served quickly

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fast-food adjective

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