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breadbasket

[bred-bas-kit, -bah-skit] /ˈbrɛdˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt/
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, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket:
Iowa is a breadbasket state.
Origin of breadbasket
1545-1555
1545-55; bread + basket
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  • A general chirp of conversation is presently established, interspersed with heavy demands upon the breadbasket by the gentlemen.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • Indeed, there were occasions when the breadbasket was removed from my table, so savage was the raid I made upon it.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • "I hope, breadbasket, that your master will send me my things at any rate," cries Jemmy.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The oldster before mentioned put his hand into the breadbasket, and seized a handful of the biscuit.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for breadbasket

breadbasket

/ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt/
noun
1.
a basket for carrying bread or rolls
2.
a slang word for stomach
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for breadbasket

breadbasket

noun

The stomach; abdomen; kishkes, labonza (1750s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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