noun Chiefly Inland North.

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

Origin of nooning

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at noon, -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nooning

meridian, midday, noon, peak, noonday, nooning, noontide, noontime

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British Dictionary definitions for nooning


noun dialect, mainly US

a midday break for rest or food
midday; noon
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