[ bruhnch ]
/ brʌntʃ /
verb (used without object)
to eat brunch: They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday.
Why The Turducken Is One Of The Best Word Plays Of All TimeIt's Thanksgiving time, and while some folks will be piling their plates with turkey and mashed potatoes, we can't pass on the opportunity to consider a dish named with one of the greatest portmanteaus of all time: the turducken.
Related formsbrunch·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brunching
/ (brʌntʃ) /
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 brunching
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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