(noun) back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried

Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans

(noun) English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

Bacon, Roger Bacon

(noun) English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)

Source: WordNet® 3.1



bacon (usually uncountable, plural bacons)

Cured meat from the sides, belly, or back of a pig.

Thin slices of the above in long strips.

(slang, derogatory) The police or spies.

(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).


• (Cut of meat from a pig): ham, pork


• Bonac, banco

Proper noun


A surname.


• Bonac, banco

Source: Wiktionary

Ba"con, n. Etym: [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.]

Definition: The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. Bacon beetle (Zoöl.), a beetle (Dermestes lardarius) which, especially in the larval state, feeds upon bacon, woolens, furs, etc. See Dermestes.

– To save one's bacon, to save one's self or property from harm or less. [Colloq.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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