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Topic: COOKING

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: TOAST2;
Sense: 2
Origin: from the use of pieces of toast to add to the taste of drink

toast

1 noun
     
toast
toast1 S3
1 [uncountable]DFC bread that has been heated so that it is brown on both sides and no longer soft:
I had a piece of toast for breakfast.
2 [countable] if you drink a toast to someone, you drink something in order to thank them, wish them luck etc:
I'd like to propose a toast (=ask people to drink a toast) to the bride and groom.
3

be the toast of Broadway/Hollywood etc

to be very popular and praised by many people for something you have done in a particular field of work
4

warm as toast

British English very warm and comfortable:
They sat near the fire, warm as toast.
5

be toast

informal to be in trouble because of something you have done:
If you challenge her, you're toast.
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