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breakfast

break·fast

breakfast

 
 
pronunciation:
brek fst
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the first meal of the day, usu. eaten in the morning.
Make sure you have a good breakfast in the morning before we set out on the hike.He likes to have eggs for breakfast along with toast and coffee.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: breakfasted, breakfasting, breakfasts
definition: to eat breakfast.
We breakfast at nine on Sundays.
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Word History
The English word breakfast is made of two words, "break" and "fast." A "fast" is a time when one goes without food. At breakfast, one breaks or ends a period of going without food. The word breakfast was first used in the 1400s.
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