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luncheon

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noun lun·cheon \ˈlən-chən\

Simple Definition of luncheon

  • : a usually formal lunch that occurs as part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest

Full Definition of luncheon

  1. :  lunch; especially :  a formal usually midday meal as part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest

Origin of luncheon

perhaps alteration of nuncheon light snack, alteration of Middle English nonshench midday refreshment, from non noon + schench drink


First Known Use: circa 1652

Rhymes with luncheon



LUNCHEON Defined for Kids

luncheon

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noun lun·cheon \ˈlən-chən\

Definition of luncheon

  1. 1 :  1lunch 1

  2. 2 :  a formal lunch




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