[ fast-food, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˈfud, ˈfɑst- /


of or specializing in fast food.

Origin of fast-food

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

Definition for fast-food (2 of 2)

fast food


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fast-food

fast food


food that requires little preparation before being served

adjective fast-food

(of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food
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