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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fast, fahst food]
    • /fæst, fɑst fud/
    • /fɑːst fuːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst food]
    • /fæst, fɑst fud/

Definitions of fast-food word

  • adjective fast-food of or specializing in fast food. 1
  • noun fast-food food, as hamburgers, pizza, or fried chicken, that is prepared in quantity by a standardized method and can be dispensed quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere. 1
  • adjective fast-food Of, pertaining to, or serving fast food. 0

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Origin of fast-food

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Fast-food


fast-food popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fast-food

noun fast-food

  • convenience food — Convenience food is frozen, dried, or canned food that can be heated and prepared very quickly and easily.
  • junk food — food, as potato chips or candy, that is high in calories but of little nutritional value.

Antonyms for fast-food

noun fast-food

  • slow food — food that has been prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredients

Top questions with fast-food

  • what is fast-food?

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