part of speech: noun

definition: the first meal of the day, eaten in the morning.


part of speech: verb

inflections: breakfasts, breakfasting, breakfasted

definition: to eat breakfast.

  • We breakfast at nine on Sundays.

Word History

The English word breakfast is made of two words, “break” and “fast.” A “fast” is a time when one goes without food. At breakfast, one breaks or ends a period of going without food. The word breakfast was first used in the 1400s.