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English breakfast

  1. a hearty breakfast typically including eggs, bacon or ham, toast, and tea or coffee.
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Origin of English breakfast

First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Never boil any tea but English-breakfast tea; for all others, simple steeping gives the drink in perfection.

    The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking

    Helen Campbell

  • But here he had to choose intelligently among orange pekoe, oolong, Ceylon, and English-breakfast teas.

    The Innocents

    Sinclair Lewis