brunch

noun
\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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One of the hottest tickets in South Florida is the weekend brunch at the Palace Bar in South Beach. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun-Sentinel.com, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 Old favorites like Christo’s Christo’s on 1st Street has been a brunch, lunch and dinner favorite with pizza, burgers, ribs and even pepperoni pizza bread. 13. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "15 reasons Sanford has the region's hottest food scene," 6 Apr. 2018 These days, Tyra Banks‘ favorite weekend activity is brunch with her mom and 2-year-old son York. Aili Nahas, PEOPLE.com, "Tyra Banks Received Devastating News of Failed IVF After Putting Finishing Touches on Baby's Nursery," 29 Mar. 2018 There's brunch on the weekend, with lots of waffles, biscuits and French toast Lynch is from Louisville, where he's worked in a long string of restaurants, including Jack Fry's, the Bristol Bar and Grill and The Irish Rover. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Main Street Tavern is open on Mainstrasse," 26 Feb. 2018 There's also a Saturday-Sunday brunch with stuff like a NOLA Benedict (biscuits topped with andouille sausage, peppers and onions, and poached eggs with a Creole mustard hollandaise), praline pancakes and bananas Foster monkey bread and more. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Tricky Fish to swim into Fort Worth's Waterside development," 8 Feb. 2018 Saturday, Lavelle's Bistro, 575 First Ave. in Fairbanks (See Facebook for details) Kegs, eggs and cocktails: There will be a beer brunch at Lavelle's Bistro, with dishes paired with HooDoo beers and beer cocktails. Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what’s coming up for AK Beer Week 2018," 11 Jan. 2018 At Liter House, chef John Adams, formerly of Bluebeard, crafts contemporary German dishes for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 Stir will open only during museum hours, so just lunch and brunch will be served; the cafeteria will be open from morning until late afternoon. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 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 \

Kids Definition of brunch

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

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