mid-14c., “slight refreshment,” originally taken in the afternoon, from none “noon” (see noon) + shench “draught, cup,” from Old English scenc, related to scencan “to pour out, to give to drink,” cognate with Old Frisian skenka “to give to drink, German, Dutch schenken “to give.” Cf. luncheon.
[nuhn-chah-koo] /nʌnˈtʃɑ ku/ noun 1. Sometimes, nunchakus. a Japanese hand weapon for defense against frontal assault, consisting of two foot-long hardwood sticks joined by a chain or thick cord that stretches to body width.
[nuhn-shee-uh-cher, -choo r, -see-, noo n-] /ˈnʌn ʃi ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, -si-, ˈnʊn-/ noun 1. the office or the term of service of a nuncio. /ˈnʌnsɪətʃə/ noun 1. the office or term of office of a nuncio
[nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh, noo n-] /ˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ, ˈnʊn-/ noun, plural nuncios. 1. a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador. /ˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ; -sɪ-/ noun (pl) -cios 1. (RC Church) a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status n. […]
[nuhng-kuh l] /ˈnʌŋ kəl/ noun, Chiefly British Dialect. 1. . /ˈnʌŋkəl/ noun 1. an archaic or dialect word for uncle