breadbasket [bred-bas-kit, -bah-skit] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a basket or similar container for bread or rolls. an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas. Slang. a person’s stomach or abdomen. adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state.

  • Is It Time For All Couples To Use The Term Partner?
  • Can You Translate These Famous Phrases From Emoji?
  • These Are the Longest Words in English
  • These Are the Saddest Phrases in English
  • Origin of breadbasket First recorded in 1545–55; bread + basket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for bread-basket Historical Examples of bread-basket

  • I have long wished to have a bout with those knights of the bread-basket.

    The Robbers

    Friedrich Schiller

  • His heart he called his courage-hold and his stomach his bread-basket.


    Benito Prez Galds

  • He hammered his big fist into the bread-basket of the ringleader and said, ‘Git!’

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Then the servant brought him his portion, and gave him bread from the bread-basket.

    The Odyssey


  • One of the most striking—and satisfactory—features of the new restaurant rgime is the disappearance of the bread-basket.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 25, 1917


  • British Dictionary definitions for bread-basket breadbasket noun a basket for carrying bread or rolls a slang word for stomach Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for bread-basket n.

    1550s, “basket for holding bread,” from bread (n.) + basket. Slang meaning “stomach” is attested from 1753, especially in pugilism.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    46 queries 1.083