the time at which supper is served, usually between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.

Origin of suppertime

First recorded in 1325–75, suppertime is from the Middle English word soper tyme. See supper, time Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suppertime

Historical Examples of suppertime

  • At suppertime he announced his discovery to the big brothers and their mother.

  • She was an excellent cook, and we did ample justice to her skill at suppertime.

    Overland Tales

    Josephine Clifford

  • When I got home it was suppertime and the family were at the table.

    Back Home

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • “I guess my nerves will be steady enough by suppertime,” said Jim judiciously.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • She came home to breakfast as wearily as if it had been suppertime.

    Wessex Tales

    Thomas Hardy