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[meel-tahym] /ˈmilˌtaɪm/
the usual time for a meal.
Origin of mealtime
First recorded in 1125-75, mealtime is from the Middle English word meeltyme. See meal1, time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There were times for everything, considered George, and any mealtime was the time to be eating.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • "You'd have to come here at mealtime to find out," Billy informed her.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • Rather a strange subject we seem to be on for mealtime, don't we?

    The War-Workers E.M. Delafield
  • Every mealtime, every year, for many years, it had been thus.

  • The one kitchen for the whole barracks was a room with a stove and a daily ration of coal to be used at mealtime.

  • So long as you know when mealtime comes, to plan further is folly.

    In the Oregon Country George Palmer Putnam
  • The drinking should be confined to tea, coffee or water, and never should be taken at mealtime, nor within one hour of a meal.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • When one happened to be out at mealtime, the other would not eat, and would begin to cry till the absent one returned.

    Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau
  • And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.

Word Origin and History for mealtime

also meal-time, late 12c., from meal (n.1) + time (n.). Etymologically, a tautology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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