bacon

bacon

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English

Etymology

From Middle English bacoun (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), an extension of *baką, whence English back, which see for more. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg- (back, buttocks; to vault, arch).

Cognate with Old Saxon baco (back), Dutch bake (ham, side of bacon), Old High German bahho (ham, side of bacon), whence German Bache f (wild sow), Alemannic German Bache m (bacon).

(police): Extension of pig (police).

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 or spies.
    Run! It's the bacon!
  4. (cycling, slang, uncountable) Road rash.
  5. (military, archaic) A saucisse.

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

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

Unadapted borrowing 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 *bʰeg- (back, buttocks; to vault, arch).

Attested since 1899.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /be.kɔn/, /be.kœn/

Noun

bacon m (uncountable)

  1. bacon

Further reading

  • “bacon”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Italian

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛ.kon/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkon

Noun

bacon m (invariable)

  1. bacon
    Synonym: pancetta

Further reading

  • bacon in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • bacon in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa

Anagrams

  • Banco, banco, bancò

Middle English

Noun

bacon

  1. Alternative form of bacoun

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): /ˈbɛɪːkən/, /ˈbeːkən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɪːkən, -eːkən

Noun

bacon n (definite singular baconet)

  1. bacon

References

  • “bacon” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • bacon, bacun, bacoun

Etymology

From Frankish *bakō, from Proto-Germanic *bakô.

Noun

bacon oblique singularm (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
    • English: bacon (see there for further descendants)
    • Scots: baucon
    • Welsh: bacwn
    • Yola: bawkoon, bawcoon, bacoon, bakoon

Portuguese

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English bacon.

Pronunciation

Noun

bacon m (plural bacons)

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

See also

  • toucinho

Romanian

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English bacon.

Noun

bacon n (uncountable)

  1. bacon

Declension

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • bacón, beicon

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English bacon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeikon/ [ˈbei̯.kõn]
  • Rhymes: -eikon

Noun

bacon m (plural bacons)

  1. bacon

Usage notes

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Swedish

Etymology

From English bacon.

Noun

bacon n

  1. bacon

Declension

References

  • bacon in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • bacon in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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