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nooning

[ noo-ning ]
/ ˈnu nɪŋ /
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noun Chiefly Inland North.

an interval at noon for rest or food.
a rest or meal at noon.

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Origin of nooning

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at noon, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for nooning

nooning
/ (ˈnuːnɪŋ) /

noun dialect, mainly US

a midday break for rest or food
midday; noon
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