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breakfast food

a cold or hot cereal eaten chiefly for breakfast.
Origin of breakfast food
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • ESAU, an ancient who sold his birthright for a mess of breakfast food.

  • I shall patent a breakfast food called “Teralbay”; I shall say “Teralbay!”

    If I May A. A. Milne
  • We had a few potatoes and some toasted wind called "breakfast food."

    The River and I John G. Neihardt
  • The box was a packing-case for breakfast food, and Mr. Higginbotham had charged him half a dollar for it.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • No breakfast food made of only a part of the wheat would be recommended for this purpose.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • A substance invented by Nature and intended for a breakfast food, but because pine shavings are cheaper it is now obsolete.

  • To pour chloroform over an old man's breakfast food and telephone for the undertaker.

  • If the handle is made of wood keep it, because it can be turned into breakfast food the first time you see a sawmill.

  • "You are going to invent a new kind of breakfast food," interpreted Joseph.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • "I see you carrying home a new kind of breakfast food," remarked the first commuter.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers

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