Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A meal typically eaten in the late morning or early afternoon as a combination of breakfast and lunch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Oxford University slang, a meal which takes the place of breakfast and lunch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a late breakfast or an early lunch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, replacing both meals, and often consisting of some foods that would normally be eaten at breakfast and some foods that would normally be eaten at lunch.
  • verb To eat brunch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb eat a meal in the late morning
  • noun combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[br(eakfast) + (l)unch.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Blend of breakfast and lunch

Examples

Comments

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  • I wonder if it sounds to native English speakers half as ridicolous as colanzo* would sound in Italian.

    *By the way, Italians use the word brunch. And I hate it.

    April 14, 2008

  • We had a brunch of bananas today. (Yes, we had some bananas!).

    April 14, 2008

  • By the way, Colanzo could be a brand name for a ready-to-serve frozen fake Italian brunch.

    April 14, 2008

  • Haha @ both of you!

    April 14, 2008

  • See also aripnon and ientacena occurremus.

    April 14, 2008