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breakfast food

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noun
  1. a cold or hot cereal eaten chiefly for breakfast.

Origin of breakfast food

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for breakfast food

Historical Examples

  • And it is rumored that some of the men of New Orleans use it as a breakfast-food.

    The Personality of American Cities

    Edward Hungerford

  • My friend was busy at his easel, blocking out a poster for a breakfast-food.

    Aliens

    William McFee


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