\ 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 But in these pandemic times, brunch and sports bars reign here no more. Washington Post, "Pity poor celery, the last stalk standing when storms clear out the supermarket produce aisle," 23 Feb. 2021 Jordan said the space will offer family movie nights during the summer, yoga classes and gospel brunch performances throughout the year. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "McKinney development to bring restaurants, bars, shopping and outdoor performance space to the city," 12 Feb. 2021 But before brunch, the patio became a temporary hot yoga studio. New York Times, "Hot Yoga at Home? Consider the Bathroom," 3 Feb. 2021 Also, because the holiday falls on a Sunday, restaurants are stretching the party across the weekend, and some are celebrating with brunch. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 But the posting by the restaurant, known for its burgers, brunch, craft beer selections and pinball machines, failed to mention that the closure is only temporary. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Ferndale's One-Eyed Betty's renovation closure triggers a firestorm of angry comments," 22 Jan. 2021 Easter is just around the corner, bringing with it some of our favorite things about the approaching season: bountiful brunch recipes, Easter Bible verses, and the chance to gather with beloved friends and family members. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, "52 Best Easter Wishes and Messages to Share With Friends and Family," 21 Jan. 2021 One of the best is Li Wah, with a weekend Dim Sum brunch that’s truly an essential Cleveland dining experience. cleveland, "10 Cleveland restaurants I missed after moving out of Ohio," 19 Jan. 2021 Until that day, Hanson is using the pandemic to get back to another passion: brunch. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Portland restaurants are ‘hibernating.’ What does that mean, and why are they doing it?," 16 Jan. 2021

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Brunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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


\ 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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