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fast foodnoun [U]

 /ˈfæst ˈfud/
cheap, often ​hot food that is ​prepared and ​servedquickly in a ​restaurant
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fast foodnoun [U]

uk   us  
hot ​food that is cooked and ​served very quickly in ​specialrestaurants. Fast ​food is often the ​type of ​food you can take away to eat, for ​example hamburgers or fried chicken: Dicos is a fast ​foodchain that is becoming ​increasingly popular in China. The fast ​foodindustry is making good ​progress in ​developing more ​healthy alternatives. It is a densely built-up ​tourist city of ​hotels, pubs, discos, ​shoppingmalls and fast-food ​outlets. Later they ​drove to a fast-food ​restaurant for ​takeout.
(Definition of fast food from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fast food”
in Arabic مَأكولات سَريعة…
in Korean 패스트 푸드…
in Portuguese pratos rápidos…
in Catalan menjar ràpid…
in Japanese ファストフード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快餐…
in Turkish ayaküstü yenilen yemek…
in Russian еда быстрого приготовления…
in Chinese (Traditional) 速食…
in Italian fast food…
in Polish (jedzenie typu) fast food, szybkie dania…
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