brunch

[ bruhnch ]
/ brʌntʃ /

noun

a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch.

verb (used without object)

to eat brunch: They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday.

Nearby words

  1. brume,
  2. brummagem,
  3. brummell,
  4. brummell, beau,
  5. brummie,
  6. brunch coat,
  7. brundisium,
  8. brunei,
  9. brunel,
  10. brunel, sir marc isambard

Origin of brunch

First recorded in 1895–1900; br(eakfast) + (l)unch

Related formsbrunch·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brunch

brunch

/ (brʌntʃ) /

noun

a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch

Word Origin for brunch

C20: from br (eakfast) + (l) unch

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Word Origin and History for brunch

brunch

1896, British student slang merger of breakfast and lunch.

To be fashionable nowadays we must 'brunch'. Truly an excellent portmanteau word, introduced, by the way, last year, by Mr. Guy Beringer, in the now defunct Hunter's Weekly, and indicating a combined breakfast and lunch. ["Punch," Aug. 1, 1896]
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