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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, pertaining to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket:
Iowa is a breadbasket state.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; bread + basket
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Examples from the web for breadbasket
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for breadbasket

breadbasket

/ˈbrɛdˌbɑːskɪt/
noun
1.
a basket for carrying bread or rolls
2.
a slang word for stomach
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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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