bacon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “bacon” in the English Dictionary

"bacon" in British English

See all translations

baconnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪ.kən/
B1 meat from the back or ​sides of a ​pig, often ​eatenfried in ​thinslices: a bacon ​sandwich a ​slice/​rasher of bacon bacon and ​eggs

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of bacon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bacon" in American English

See all translations

baconnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbeɪ·kən/
salted or ​smokedmeat from the back or ​sides of a ​pig, usually ​eatensliced and ​fried
(Definition of bacon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bacon" in Business English

See all translations

baconnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪkən/
bring home the bacon informal to ​earnmoney to ​live on: Men were once solely ​responsible for ​bringinghome the bacon. to be ​successful at something: They said they would ​bringhome the bacon, but so far they have done no such thing, with ​salesfalling 14%.
(Definition of bacon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bacon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More