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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mealtime

Contemporary Examples of mealtime

  • It was upon my first visit to Florence that the chicken liver pâté quickly became a mealtime staple.

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    For the Love of Pâté

    Molly Hannon

    January 5, 2011

Historical Examples of mealtime

Word Origin and History for mealtime

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

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