or bed and break·fast
an accommodation offered by an inn, hotel, or especially a private home, consisting of a room for the night and breakfast the next morning for one inclusive price.
an inn, hotel, or private home offering such an accommodation. Abbreviation: B&B
Origin of bed-and-breakfast
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for bed and breakfast
(in a hotel, boarding house, etc) overnight accommodation and breakfast
(of a stock-exchange transaction) establishing a loss for tax purposes, shares being sold after hours one evening and bought back the next morning when the market opens
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Idioms and Phrases with bed and breakfast
Also, B and B. A hotel or other hostelry that offers a room for the night and a morning meal at an inclusive price. For example, Staying at a bed and breakfast meant never having to plan morning meals. This term and the practice originated in Britain and have become widespread. [Early 1900s]
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