Origin of baconMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Old Saxon baco, side of bacon; akin to Old High German bahho, back
bring home the baconInformal
- to earn a living
- to succeed; win
- Bacon, Francis Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans 1561-1626; Eng. philosopher, essayist, & statesman
- Bacon, Francis 1909-92; Brit. painter, born in Ireland
- Bacon, Nathaniel 1647-76; Am. colonist born in England: leader of a rebellion (1676) which sought social reform
- Bacon, Roger 1214?-94; Eng. philosopher & scientist
Origin of baconMiddle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English bæc, back.
(usually uncountable, plural bacons)
- Cured meat from the sides, belly, or back of a pig.
- Thin slices of the above in long strips.
From Middle English bacon (“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”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhAg- (“back, buttocks”). Cognate with Old High German bahho, bacho (“back, ham, side of bacon”) (compare Alemannic German Bache, Bachen), Old Saxon baco (“back”), Dutch bake (“side of bacon, ham”), Old English bæc (“back”). More at back.