Definition of “bacon” - English Dictionary

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“bacon” in British English

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baconnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbeɪ.kən/ us /ˈbeɪ.kən/

B1 meat from the back or sides of a pig, often eaten fried in thin slices:

a bacon sandwich
a slice/rasher of bacon
bacon and eggs

More examples

  • This bacon is too salty for me.
  • The meat produced from a pig is called pork, bacon or ham.
  • As it was a cold morning, she stoked up on bacon, eggs and beans on toast.
  • This bacon smells a bit funny - do you think it's gone off?
  • Everyone I know likes the smell of bacon - even Mike does and he's a vegetarian.

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

“bacon” in American English

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baconnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbeɪ·kən/

salted or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig, usually eaten sliced and fried

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

“bacon” in Business English

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baconnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbeɪkən/ us
bring home the bacon informal

to earn money to live on:

Men were once solely responsible for bringing home the bacon.

to be successful at something:

They said they would bring home the bacon, but so far they have done no such thing, with sales falling 14%.

(Definition of “bacon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)