fast food

noun
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:
1965–70, Americanism

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fast-food

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

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism

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fast food
 
n
1.  food that requires little preparation before being served
 
adj
2.  (of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food

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Example sentences
There ought to be more supervision of the fast-food joints.
Fast-food franchises have replaced the locally owned eateries.
No fast-food concessions, and you have to walk it yourself.
Its neighbours are a pawnshop, a petrol station and a couple of fast-food
  restaurants.
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