from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small cake or loaf.
  • n. A luncheon; a piece of bread eaten at noon.
  • n. A small parcel or packet.


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  • or, a rude and impertinent boy (from French words meaning 'the tennis court keeper's boy')

    The two definitions should be easy to keep straight (unless you're a cannibal, in which case there is a pleasant congruence).

    July 9, 2008

  • snack: light lunch

    October 12, 2007