brunch

noun
\ ˈbrənch How to pronounce brunch (audio) \

Definition of brunch

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

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Certainly that's what we were all told when prosecco started taking over the brunch scene in the '00s. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Prosecco Isn't the Champagne of Italy, Franciacorta Is," 15 Mar. 2019 Pair a spritzy cocktail with their heavenly Crème Brûlée French Toast for brunch or cap off the day with a classic fish dinner. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "20 Restaurants That Will Stay Open on Easter Sunday," 12 Mar. 2019 In response, Liquor Lab is offering a class on how to make booze-free brunch drinks, says founder Owen Meyer. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Dry January Has New York Bartenders Mixing $10 Mocktails," 22 Jan. 2019 Spotted out with her friend, and fellow style star, Jaden Smith in Los Angeles on December 16, Kendall wore an ultra-casual brunch look that was both practical and cozy. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Braless Brunch Look Is the Perfect Solution for Wearing a Crop Top All Winter," 17 Dec. 2018 Primarily vegetarian restaurant and juice bar Razzle Dazzle will hit 'em with the real razzle dazzle over drag queen brunches. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "We Can't Handle How Good the Food Will Be on Virgin Voyages," 7 Nov. 2018 The girls are sitting at the diner having brunch, and Charlotte’s suffering from a brutal hangover. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Why Exactly Does My Hair Hurt?," 7 Mar. 2019 McCormick & Schmick's has a special Easter brunch that includes a mix of breakfast options like frittatas and lunch options like roasted ham and dim sum. Taysha Murtaugh And Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "15 Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch Near Me," 11 Feb. 2019 Looking very much like a family, the trio had brunch together Sunday afternoon at Gather in the Seaport, sitting quietly by a window. Mark Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, "Robert Kraft brunched in the Seaport with girlfriend Ricki Lander and her baby this weekend," 4 June 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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brunch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brunch

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

brunch

noun
\ ˈbrənch How to pronounce brunch (audio) \

Kids Definition of brunch

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

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