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brunch (meal)

Definition:

combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Usage:

blend

Plural:

brunches

Type of:

meal » nutriment » food » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

British student slang merger of breakfast and lunch. To be fashionable nowadays...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of brunch...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Brunch

a meal eaten between breakfast and lunch, and is a substitute for both these meals. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. The 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary cites Punch magazine which wrote that the term was coined in... (43 of 1215 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Brunch

Brunch (disambiguation)

a combination of breakfast and lunch. | Brunch may also refer to: "Brunch" (How I Met Your Mother), a 2006 episode of the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother | Brunch (band), a Korean rock band, featured in There she is!! | Brunch (album), an EP by ... (45 of 112 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Brunch (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

brunch

a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch (11 of 472 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brunch

Oxford Dictionary:

brunch

a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch (10 of 65 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/brunch

Wiktionary:

brunch | brunches [plural] | brunched [past tense] | brunching [present participle]

A meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, replacing both meals, and often consisting of some foods that would normally be eaten at breakfast and some foods that would normally be eaten at lunch. | To eat brunch. (42 of 47 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brunch

Macmillan British Dictionary:

brunch [countable/uncountable] | brunches [plural]

a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and is usually served in the late morning (15 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/brunch

Merriam-Webster:

brunch

a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch (17 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/brunch

American Heritage Dictionary:

brunch | bruncher [noun, related]

A meal typically eaten late in the morning as a combination of a late breakfast and an early lunch. (19 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brunch

New World Dictionary:

brunch | bruncher [noun, related]

a late first meal of the day that takes the place of both breakfast and lunch | to eat brunch (19 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brunch

Cambridge Dictionary:

brunch

a meal eaten in the late morning; a combination of breakfast and lunch (13 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brunch

Random House Dictionary:

brunch

a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch. | to eat brunch: "They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday". (18 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/brunch

Encarta Dictionary:

brunch | brunches [plural]

a meal that combines breakfast and lunch, eaten late in the morning (12 of 31 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593013​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

brunch

First use: 1896

Origin: British student slang merger of breakfast and lunch. To be fashionable nowadays we must 'brunch'. Truly an excellent portmanteau word, ... (21 of 48 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=brunch

Oxford Dictionary:

brunch

First use: late 19th century

Origin: blend of "breakfast" and "lunch"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/brunch

Collins Dictionary:

brunch

First use: 20th century

Origin: from br(eakfast) + (l)unch

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brunch

Wiktionary:

brunch | brunches [plural] | brunched [past tense] | brunching [present participle]

Origin: Blend of breakfast and lunch

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brunch

Merriam-Webster:

brunch

First use: 1896

Origin: breakfast + lunch

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/brunch

American Heritage Dictionary:

brunch

Origin: "breakfast" + "lunch".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brunch

breakfast | breakfasted [past tense] | breakfasting [present participle] | breakfasts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English brekfast: breken, to break; see "break" + faste, a fast (from Old Norse fasta, to fast; see past- in Indo-European roots).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/breakfast

lunch | lunched [past tense] | lunching [present participle] | lunches [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Short for "luncheon".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lunch

New World Dictionary:

brunch

Origin: breakfast + lunch

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brunch

Encarta Dictionary:

brunch | brunches [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Blend of breakfast + lunch

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593013​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

brunch

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "brunch"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brunch

Macmillan British Dictionary:

brunch [countable/uncountable] | brunches [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "brunch"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/brunch

Macmillan American Dictionary:

brunch [countable/uncountable] | brunches [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "brunch"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/brunch

Cambridge Dictionary:

brunch

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "brunch"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "brunch"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brunch

the Free Dictionary:

brunch

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "brunch"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "brunch"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "brunch" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/brunch

Google Dictionary:

brunch | brunches [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "brunch"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=brunch

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

brunch

Audio: North American pronunciation of "brunch"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=brunch​01 word=brunch

YourDictionary Audio:

brunch

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "brunch" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brunch

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