Definition of fast food in English:

fast food

noun

  • Food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out.

    [as modifier] ‘a fast-food restaurant’
    • ‘Shawn shouted loudly as they sat in a local fast-food restaurant.’
    • ‘They're omnipresent here and serve at least one of every two fast-food meals sold in the Philippines.’
    • ‘They also vandalized three fast-food restaurants by etching the glass.’
    • ‘Pizza and hamburgers are popular occasional meals and often are served at fast-food restaurants.’
    • ‘They sure can, just as a fast-food restaurant can refuse to serve fries to a customer sans shoes or shirt.’
    • ‘Finding yourself in a fast-food restaurant is no longer the end of the culinary world.’
    • ‘A cameraman munching on a late night fast-food burger took a second to look up and yell over.’
    • ‘They liked late nights and most nights they ate pizzas at Lamare's fast-food restaurant in the French town.’
    • ‘Sweetened syrup is also sent directly to restaurants and fast-food chains where it is sold to the public as a fountain drink.’
    • ‘Soft drink bottlers and fast-food chains frequently use games as a consumer promotion.’
    • ‘For four years she lived with her father, his fast-food diet and his series of new girlfriends.’
    • ‘The tenters use washrooms at nearby fast-food restaurants and shower across the street at a drop-in centre.’
    • ‘I was driving around a fast-food restaurant in a dark-blue Ferrari, sitting on the car's roof.’
    • ‘I'm sure that no fast-food chain would recommend eating their food everyday.’
    • ‘There are fast-food establishments that serve rice and beans, and other local dishes.’
    • ‘Her family has moved from Bradford to North Wales to make a fresh start and she is working in fast-food restaurants.’
    • ‘Compared with Western fried chicken at fast-food chains, the coating is thinner but equally crispy.’
    • ‘Defying nutritionists, fast-food restaurants have started marketing monster meals.’
    • ‘She ignored their puzzled stares and left the fast-food restaurant as fast as she could.’
    • ‘The absence of traffic lights, billboards and fast-food chains is obvious.’

Pronunciation:

fast food

/ˈˌfas(t) ˈˌfo͞od/