Origin of dinner
Examples from the Web for pre-dinner
Contemporary Examples of pre-dinner
The Daily Beast is at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and of course at our own pre-dinner cocktail party.Tweets from the White House Correspondents' Dinner!
Howard Kurtz, John Avlon, Eleanor Clift
April 27, 2013
Historical Examples of pre-dinner
- a formal evening meal, as of a club, society, etc
- a public banquet in honour of someone or something
Word Origin for dinner
c.1300, from Old French disner (11c.), originally "breakfast," later "lunch," noun use of infinitive disner (see dine). Always used in English for the main meal of the day; shift from midday to evening began with the fashionable classes. Childish reduplication din-din is attested from 1905.