verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of breakfast
Related Words for breakfastedfeast, consume, lunch, feed, chew, dine, inhale, bite, nibble, ingest, attack, devour, pick, swallow, banquet, sup, breakfast, gormandize, scarf, snack
Examples from the Web for breakfasted
Historical Examples of breakfasted
He breakfasted at Mrs. McKee's, and was initiated into the mystery of the ticket punch.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nelson, who was already up, breakfasted, and made signal for all captains.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
Bragadino begged him to be seated, and asked him whether he had breakfasted.Casanova's Homecoming
I had bathed and breakfasted, and was strolling on the bright quays.The Uncommercial Traveller
Hardly had we breakfasted, when he, the Patriot, waited upon us.
- the first meal of the day
- (as modifier)breakfast cereal; a breakfast room
Word Origin for breakfast
Spanish almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from Latin admorsus, past participle of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." In common with almuerzo, words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" cf. French déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Spanish desayuno "breakfast"), both from Vulgar Latin *disieiunare "to breakfast," from Latin dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also cf. dine). German Frühstück is from Middle High German vruostücke, literally "early bit." Old English had morgenmete "morning meal."