Definition of brunch
: a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch
Recent Examples of brunch from the Web
In October, the distillery restarts its monthly Bloody Mary brunch through spring.
There are also plans afoot for a weekend brunch and a pop-up oyster bar.
Sunday brunch offerings will be announced at a later date.
Pure decadence What Michael Bay is to explosions, The Four Seasons’ Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara is to Sunday brunch.
On Saturday, the festival takes place 1-8 p.m., with outdoor performances by Ken Ford, Eddie Baccus Jr., Drew Davidsen and more, and on Sunday, the event closes with a jazz brunch (2-4 p.m.) and all-star jam (7-9 p.m.).
Go for Asian-inspired comfort food, usually dinner-only, but thankfully now Sunday brunch too.
The narcissistic 20-something, who runs a questionable water bottle charity, is a baby-boomer’s worst nightmare—gossiping over brunch, making up dramatic stories for attention.
The Plaza location will be open for lunch and dinner, adding breakfast and brunch service later this year.
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Origin and Etymology of brunch
breakfast + lunch
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
BRUNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brunch for English Language Learners
: a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and that is usually eaten in late morning
BRUNCH Defined for Kids
Definition of brunch for Students
: a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and is usually eaten in late morning
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