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fast food

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism

fast-food

[fast-food, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfud, ˈfɑst-/
adjective
1.
of or specializing in fast food.
Origin
1965-70, Americanism
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Examples for fast food
  • 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.
  • Ask students to identify the places where they usually buy gas, eat fast food, or shop for clothes.
  • Certain foods, such as new candies or fast food, have cachet.
  • During your next airport layover or flight delay, skip the fast food and munch on gourmet cuisine.
  • Most guests don't even know that they're being kept warm by the grease left in the fast food fryer.
  • Learn about the beginnings of the fast food phenomenon.
  • fast food and motel franchises replaced small businesses.
British Dictionary definitions for fast food

fast food

noun
1.
food that requires little preparation before being served
adjective
2.
(of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food
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Slang definitions & phrases for fast food

fast food

modifier

: a fast-food chain

noun phrase

Food like hamburgers, fried chicken, etc, cooked and served very rapidly and uniformly, usually by large catering corporations (1951+)


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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