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supper

[ suhp-er ]
/ ˈsʌp ər /
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noun

the evening meal, often the principal meal of the day.
any light evening meal, especially one taken late in the evening: an after-the-theater supper.

adjective

of or relating to supper: the supper dishes.
for, during, or including supper: a supper party.

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Origin of supper

1225–75; Middle English sup(p)er<Old French souper, noun use of souper to sup2
sup·per·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for supper

supper
/ (ˈsʌpə) /

noun

an evening meal, esp a light one
an evening social event featuring a supper
sing for one's supper to obtain something by performing a service

verb

(tr) rare to give supper to
(intr) rare to eat supper
supperless, adjective
C13: from Old French soper; see sup 1
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Idioms and Phrases with supper

supper

see sing for one's supper.

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