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luncheon

[ luhn-chuhn ]

noun

  1. lunch, especially a formal lunch held in connection with a meeting or other special occasion:

    the alumni luncheon.



luncheon

/ ˈlʌntʃən /

noun

  1. a lunch, esp a formal one


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  • luncheon·less adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luncheon1

1570–80; dissimilated variant of nuncheon (now dial.), Middle English none ( s ) chench noon drink, equivalent to none noon + schench, Old English scenc a drink, cup, akin to Old English scencan to pour out, give drink, cognate with Dutch, German schenken

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luncheon1

C16: probably variant of nuncheon, from Middle English noneschench, from none noon + schench drink

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Example Sentences

The spending included “holiday luncheons” in 2019 and 2020 that cost the program $363 and $421, respectively.

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin, had met Calandrelli at a luncheon at WVU and made sure Crawley knew that her application was coming his way.

I spoke for him at a few events here and there when he couldn't make it, like a women's club luncheon that fell in the middle of the week.

Women in Washington were supposed to host ladies’ luncheons and support their husbands’ careers.

At a luncheon the summer after she graduated, McNutt was seated at a table with Solomon’s father, George, the former Washington Post sports editor and director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.

She also received a book entitled "Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat".

Yesterday, the media were supposed to be focused on the stuffy royal luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

“Kristen Wiig did that,” said Jonze at a New York luncheon thrown for the film by Peggy Siegal.

The president was in Dallas to deliver a luncheon speech, and would only be on the ground for a couple hours.

Neither Mike Lee or Ted Cruz showed up to a crucial luncheon Tuesday.

She shook hands approvingly with the young American and asked her to come over informally to luncheon on the morrow.

The two older girls ate very little of the luncheon they had brought.

But there was no Agnes to bring the luncheon now, and Jean Baptiste lived in the memory of what had once been.

In this satchel carry also some crackers, or sandwiches, if you will be long enough upon the road to need a luncheon.

However, somewhat to the rear there was a comfortable coffee room, where our luncheon was neatly served.

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