Meaning of “fast food” in the English Dictionary

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"fast food" in American English

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fast foodnoun [ U ]

/ˈfæst ˈfud/

cheap, often hot food that is prepared and served quickly in a restaurant

(Definition of “fast food” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fast food" in Business English

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fast foodnoun [ U ]

uk us

hot food that is cooked and served very quickly in special restaurants. Fast food is often the type of food you can take away to eat, for example hamburgers or fried chicken:

Dicos is a fast food chain that is becoming increasingly popular in China.
The fast food industry is making good progress in developing more healthy alternatives.
It is a densely built-up tourist city of hotels, pubs, discos, shopping malls 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)