bacon

bacon

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English

Etymology

From Middle English bacon (meat from the back and sides of a pig), from Anglo-Norman bacon, bacun (ham, flitch, strip of lard), from Old Low Frankish *bakō (ham, flitch), from Proto-Germanic *bakô, *bakkô (back), from Proto-Indo-European *bhAg- (back, buttocks). Cognate with Old High German bahho, bacho (back, ham, side of bacon) (compare Alemannic German Bache, Bachen), Old Saxon baco (back), Dutch bake (side of bacon, ham), Old English bæc (back). More at back.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bā'kən, IPA(key): /ˈbeɪ.kən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪkən
  • Homophone: bakin' (US)

Noun

bacon (usually uncountable, plural bacons)

  1. Cured meat from the sides, belly, or back of a pig.
  2. Thin slices of the above in long strips.
  3. (slang, derogatory) The police.
    Run! It's the bacon!
  4. (cycling, slang) Road rash.

Usage notes

In the UK, the word bacon on its own usually refers specifically to loin or back bacon (similar to the US Canadian bacon). In the US, bacon usually refers to side or belly bacon (referred to as streaky bacon in the UK).

Synonyms

  • (Cut of meat from a pig): ham, pork

Derived terms

Related terms

  • back

Descendants

  • Finnish: pekoni

Translations

See also

  • flitch
  • gammon
  • guanciale
  • hock
  • pancetta
  • green, in the sense of unsmoked
  • smoked
  • hog
  • porcine
  • rasher
  • slab
  • sow
  • swine
  • bacon on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Bonac, banco

French

Etymology

1899, "thin, smoked lard", from English bacon, from Middle English bacon (meat from the back and sides of a pig), from Old French bacon, bacun (ham, strip of lard), from Frankish *bakkō, from Proto-Germanic *bakō, *baką, *bakaz (back), from Proto-Indo-European *bhAg- (back, buttocks). Cognate with Old High German bahho, bacho (back, ham, side of bacon), Old Saxon baco (back), Dutch bake (side of bacon, ham), Old English bæc (back). More at back.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /be.kɔn/, /be.kœn/

Noun

bacon m (uncountable)

  1. bacon

Further reading

  • “bacon” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛkon/

Noun

bacon m (invariable)

  1. bacon

Synonyms

  • pancetta

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beːkən/, /bæjkən/
  • Rhymes: -eːkən, -æjkən

Noun

bacon n (definite singular baconet)

  1. bacon

References

  • “bacon” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beːkən/, /bæjkən/
  • Rhymes: -eːkən, -æjkən

Noun

bacon n (definite singular baconet)

  1. bacon

References

  • “bacon” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • bacon, bacun, bacoun

Noun

bacon m (oblique plural bacons, nominative singular bacons, nominative plural bacon)

  1. bacon, salted pork, ham, shank (of a pig)

Descendants

  • Middle French: bacon
  • Picard: bacôn (Athois)
  • Middle English: bacoun, bacon
    • English: bacon
      • French: bacon (reborrowing)
      • Italian: beicon
      • Norwegian Bokmål: beicon
      • Portuguese: beicon
      • Spanish: beicon
      • Swedish: bacon

Portuguese

Etymology

From English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbej.kõ/

Noun

bacon m (plural bacons)

  1. bacon (cured meat from the belly, sides or back of a pig)

See also

  • toucinho

Spanish

Noun

bacon m (plural bacons)

  1. bacon

Swedish

Etymology

From English bacon.

Noun

bacon n

  1. bacon

Declension

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