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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: , from an ancient Germanic word meaning 'back'

bacon

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
ba‧con S3 [uncountable]
1DFF salted or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig, often served in narrow thin pieces:
bacon and eggs
rasher of bacon British English (=piece of bacon)
2

bring home the bacon

informalBE to provide enough money to support your family

➔ save somebody's bacon

at save1 (11)

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