Definitions

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  • noun UK elevenses

Etymologies

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From dialectal elevens ("the eleven-o'clock meal").

Examples

  • From Firefly marathons complete with Mandarin Chinese lessons to Lord of the Rings marathons complete with elevensies and luncheon (and ever other Hobbit meal), Drafthouse always delivered a spectacular event.

    Hobbits in New York

  • I definitely planned these out as "breakfast bagels", though I can attest to the fact that they were eaten as not only breakfast, but for second breakfast, elevensies, and occasionally afternoon tea.

    I'm My Own Apprentice!

  • I definitely planned these out as "breakfast bagels", though I can attest to the fact that they were eaten as not only breakfast, but for second breakfast, elevensies, and occasionally afternoon tea.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Mrs. Prendergast snorted with disgust as she walked off to prepare their elevensies.

    Winter Bloom

  • There are so many great restaurants in New York that one is tempted to have all seven squares a day – first breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, etc.

    Thoughts from New York - Ezra Levant

  • There are so many great restaurants in New York that one is tempted to have all seven squares a day – first breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, etc.

    Ezra Levant: April 2008 Archives

  • After a somewhat unusual Monday in London, which will forever be imprinted on my memory as the day I ate fish and chips for elevensies, lunch in Hospital, was served delicate amuse-bouche French pastries an hour later, and a full afternoon tea at four, being subjected to several hours of ear-splitting drilling and jigsawing was something of a brutal jolt back to reality.

    swallow

  • After a somewhat unusual Monday in London, which will forever be imprinted on my memory as the day I ate fish and chips for elevensies, lunch in Hospital, was served delicate amuse-bouche French pastries an hour later, and a full afternoon tea at four, being subjected to several hours of ear-splitting drilling and jigsawing was something of a brutal jolt back to reality.

    fitting

  • Don't adjust your speakers or ponder whether anyone's slipped 'something' into your elevensies, as this is simply the sound of 'chillwave'.

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • -What she ate for lunch/breakfast/dinner/elevensies

    canada.com Top Stories

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  • Is this the term for the mid-morning hobbit meal? Is it elevensies or elevenses?

    October 22, 2007

  • Oh boy. Where is there a hobbit when you need one ? Or a LOTR supernerd.

    October 22, 2007

  • I don't know, I can never find one. They're like taxis!

    October 22, 2007

  • Though I am neither a hobbit or a supernerd,

    I'm pretty sure it's elevenses. Not just in middle earth either, but in England as well.

    October 22, 2007

  • It is hobbitual, no matter what!

    November 13, 2010