Brunch



a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch.
to eat brunch:
They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday.
Contemporary Examples

Michael Hastings’ Hunger for Life Jack Gray June 13, 2014
Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies IranWire June 14, 2014
Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal Tim Teeman October 14, 2014
First Cronuts, Now Sundaes in a Can Tim Teeman July 31, 2014
Putin’s Violent Crackdown Anna Nemtsova May 7, 2012
A Walk Through History-Filled Princeton Nancy Depke October 21, 2013
Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony Michael Daly February 26, 2013

Historical Examples

Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans

noun
a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch

To be fashionable nowadays we must ‘brunch’. Truly an excellent portmanteau word, introduced, by the way, last year, by Mr. Guy Beringer, in the now defunct Hunter’s Weekly, and indicating a combined breakfast and lunch. [“Punch,” Aug. 1, 1896]

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