Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to breakfast.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up.

Etymologies

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From Latin ientaculum ("a breakfast taken immediately on getting up") and English -ar.

Examples

  • He rode his favourite hobby of gardening, and took his regular 'ante-jentacular' and 'post-prandial' walks, and played battledore and shuttlecock in the intervals of codification.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume I.

Comments

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  • pertaining to breakfast (obsolete)

    March 6, 2007

  • Rats! THIS should have been my username.

    April 28, 2007

  • Ha! I hadn't even looked at the word that way! Funny!

    Well, you could still go with jentastic, right?

    April 28, 2007

  • this was on AWAD last week!

    November 2, 2007

  • Burntsox, are you asking me or jennarenn? I get my words from all over creation.

    :-)

    November 2, 2007

  • I get my words from all over Wordie. :)

    November 2, 2007

  • JM mentions gentle jentacular repasts – fast and broken?

    September 7, 2009

  • Wordnik's Word of the Day today, 1st December 2011. It arrived on my computer at 0946, timed to perfection for those of us that live in the UK.

    December 1, 2011