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[fast-food, fahst-]
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  1. of or specializing in fast food.

Origin of fast-food

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

fast food

  1. food, as hamburgers, pizza, or fried chicken, that is prepared in quantity by a standardized method and can be dispensed quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere.

Origin of fast food

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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fast food

  1. food that requires little preparation before being served
adjective fast-food
  1. (of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food
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