breakfast etymology

English word breakfast comes from Middle English (1100-1500) brekefaste

Detailed word origin of breakfast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
brekefaste Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
breakfast English (eng) (by extension) A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.. (largely, _, obsolete, outside, religion) A meal eaten after a period of (now often religious) fasting.. The celebratory meal served after a wedding (and occasionally after other solemnities e.g. a funeral).. The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the [...]