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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breadbasket definition


and dinner basket
  1. n.
    the belly; the stomach. : I hit him, pow, right in the breadbasket. , I have a little pain in the dinner basket.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Shortly thereafter the trays were set and items were offered from the breadbasket.
At one table, a paper-napkin breadbasket liner and lit candle meet, with predictable results.
The breadbasket filled with rolls that winds up in a purse.
The term breadbasket is often used to denote an agriculturally productive region.
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