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
Weekend brunch will start soon, owner Luke Fairbank wrote in an email.
The restaurant will focus on brunch, afternoon tea and happy hour.
No brown hands holding a cup of coffee, no groups of friends of all flavors chillin’ at brunch — and definitely no professionals of color.
The current Fixe Sunday brunch menu offers egg dishes, a burger or French toast with honey-foie gras butter and blackberries.
Prom dates have pulled up in their limos on recent weekend nights, and families stop in after Sunday brunch.
Guzmán once tasted a version of frijoles puercos, a dish of beans and pork, in northern Mexico and adapted it into an archetypal brunch dish at Nopalito, optimized for the weekend crowd.
Saturday will include a winemaker luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $76 per person, and Sunday will offer a champagne and seafood buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $75 per person.
This kind of pearl necklace is definitely not appropriate for Mother’s Day brunch.
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Origin and Etymology of brunch
breakfast + lunch
First Known Use: 1895
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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