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break·fast

breakfast

 
 
pronunciation:
brek fst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the first meal of the day, eaten in the morning.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: breakfasts, breakfasting, breakfasted
definition: to eat breakfast.
We breakfast at nine on Sundays.
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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