\ ˈbrənch \

Definition of brunch

: a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch

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Add this modern take on avocado toast to your brunch menu. Chrissy Teigen, Good Housekeeping, "Avocado with Toasty Crumbs," 14 Jan. 2019 The restaurant is open for weekday lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Pam Kragen,, "Shuttered Encinitas eatery reborn as Patio on 101," 21 June 2018 Duck Duck Goose will open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, which will have a bottomless mimosa option with an entrée purchase. Wesley Case,, "Bethesda's Duck Duck Goose to open in Fells Point in June," 24 May 2018 Chef Rebecca Arnold and partner James DiSabatino (Roxy’s Grilled Cheese) will serve veggie bowls at lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Kara Baskin,, "Tables: Whole Heart Provisions comes to Central Square, and trumpets and hip-hop fold into the Tapestry," 19 Apr. 2018 And of course, Fixe Southern House in Clearfork has fine-dining biscuits and grits at dinner or Sunday brunch. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Where are the best biscuits? A new stop is on the way | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Mar. 2018 Wine dinner and brunch options are not yet listed at the NOWFE website. Ann Maloney,, "Peek into French Quarter wine cellars: A NOWFE 'experience'," 23 Mar. 2018 Chef Josh Niland has won awards for his sustainably sourced, Australian seafood dishes, so foodies, locals in the know, and canny visitors make a beeline here for dinner and weekend brunch. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Breakfasts (and Brunches!) in Sydney," 13 Mar. 2018 The big change for Sigler will be the scope of the restaurant, which features a sister bar, Bacchus, with its own special menu, plus banquet halls, in-room dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Michael Russell,, "New Italian-American restaurant coming to longtime Pazzo space with former Renata chef at the helm," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of brunch

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brunch

breakfast + lunch

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The first known use of brunch was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of brunch

: a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and that is usually eaten in late morning


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Kids Definition of brunch

: a meal that combines breakfast and lunch and is usually eaten in late morning

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