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  • bread used to be the staple food in families, mainly the poor. and the items to make bread or buy it cost money. aso whomever brought home money, brought home bread, thus titling him "the bread winner"
  • Bread is an all-purpose term when referring to food to eat at your house. It is simple and basic. "Slang meaning "money" dates from 1940s, but bread-winner is from 1818." More here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=bread&searchmode=none
  • "Bread" is Cockney rhyming slang for money ("bread and honey").

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