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

Examples of brunch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The announcement of this Harry Potter-themed brunch, held this summer, got Denver very excited. Beth Rankin, The Know, "The Know’s most popular arts, entertainment, outdoors and dining stories of 2019," 28 Dec. 2019 The award is part of Variety‘s 10 Directors to Watch brunch, presented by AT&T. Congrats to Waithe! Paula Rogo, Essence, "Lena Waithe To Be Honored For Producing At Palm Springs Film Festival," 24 Dec. 2019 Families are invited to come in their pjs, where kids can enjoy open play and the whole family can enjoy a bagel and doughnut brunch, champagne mimosas (for the grown-ups) and sparkling juice (for the kiddos). Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your kids can celebrate the new year and be in bed well before midnight with kid-friendly New Year's Eve events around Milwaukee," 23 Dec. 2019 Other high points of the weekend include food and cocktail tastings, a gospel brunch, and an exclusive dinner cruise with Priscilla along the Mississippi River. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Priscilla Presley Is Coming to Graceland to Teach the "Southern Lifestyle"," 10 Dec. 2019 The overnight package includes accommodations for two, early check-in, cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, open bar 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., DJ entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, New Year’s Day brunch, and late checkout. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Connecticut restaurants celebrating New Year’s Eve with dinner, dancing and champagne toasts," 9 Dec. 2019 Bluestem Brasserie This big, modern restaurant is a great spot to meet-up with friends for brunch, lunch or dinner. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Where to dine while shopping in Union Square," 7 Dec. 2019 Sunday is disco brunch, a DJ’s alternative to church, and the award-winning Bloody Marys are served with pickled mustard seeds and fresh horseradish. Melanie D.g. Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "A playground for winter fun, Burlington delights the taste buds too," 26 Nov. 2019 Every Sunday brunch, Ben was responsible for making buttermilk biscuits. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019

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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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Last Updated

8 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brunch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brunch. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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brunch

noun
How to pronounce brunch (audio)

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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