Bacon is a thin, salty meat product that's often served beside eggs at breakfast. Some people like their bacon cooked until it's crispy.

If you're a vegetarian, you might order a BLT and say, "Hold the bacon, please." Bacon comes from the belly or the sides of a pig, and it's typically swirled with fat, cured or smoked, and very flavorful. The word and the food have been around since at least the early 14th century, from a Proto-Germanic root, bakkon, or "back meat." Since the early 1900s, "bringing home the bacon" has been slang for earning a living.

Definitions of bacon

n back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried

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flitch, side of bacon
salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork
hind portion of a side of bacon
bacon strip
a slice of bacon
Canadian bacon
from a boned strip of cured loin
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cut of pork
cut of meat from a hog or pig

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