bread-basket

breadbasket

[bred-bas-kit, -bah-skit]
noun
1.
a basket or similar container for bread or rolls.
2.
an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas.
3.
Slang. a person's stomach or abdomen.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.

Origin:
1545–55; bread + basket

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breadbasket (ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt)
 
n
1.  a basket for carrying bread or rolls
2.  a slang word for stomach

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bread-basket
1550s, "basket for holding bread," from bread + basket. Slang meaning "stomach" is attested from 1753, especially in pugilism.
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