fast food

food, as hamburgers, pizza, or fried chicken, that is prepared in quantity by a standardized method and can be dispensed quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere.

1965–70, Americanism Unabridged


[fast-food, fahst-]
of or specializing in fast food.

1965–70, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
fast food
1.  food that requires little preparation before being served
2.  (of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food

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Example sentences
Crêpes are the ultimate in truly good, truly fast food.
Fast food isn't the only factor in rising obesity rates.
Fast food items have been modified to reflect consumers' concern about the fat
  content of their food.
Stir in the intensive marketing of candy and fast food, and you have the
  makings of an epidemic.
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