Synonyms for breakfast

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On a morning late in May Mrs. Bines and her daughter were at breakfast.

You can't get them too cold for Perce at breakfast, nowadays.

You began to look bad as soon as you left off your breakfast.

The Bineses, with the exception of Psyche, were at breakfast a week later.

Why, we wasted enough from breakfast to feed a small family.

"I feel as if I should like some fish for breakfast," said Robert one morning, on waking up.

She came down to breakfast singing the words in a sort of ecstasy.

She came down to the dining-room long after breakfast was over.

As I eat my breakfast and smoke my pipe, I ponder over my task.

As soon as breakfast was over, the whole family set out for a walk.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from break (v.) + fast (n.). The verb is recorded from 1670s. Related: Breakfasted; breakfasting.

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."

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