\ 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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Rize chef Natalie Wall has quickly turned that northside café into one of Indy’s best brunch spots. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This deal gets you all-you-can-eat tastings from the best Indianapolis restaurants," 12 July 2018 The area around the ferry is already starting to change, with the addition of Assemble Restaurant, a popular brunch spot next to the Craneway, and the R&B Cellars winery. Rachel Swan,, "Soon-to-open Richmond ferry terminal could revive shoreline, usher in gentrification," 5 July 2018 Temple students will have to find a new brunch spot until problems are resolved. Claire Wolters,, "Temple favorite Champs Diner closes temporarily after Uber crashes into front gate," 21 June 2018 Pepe’s Cantina has brought a new Sunday brunch spot to Central Florida. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Brunch at Pepe's Cantina," 15 June 2018 The couple moved in together two years after that fateful brunch. Bruno Rezza, Harper's BAZAAR, "Virginia Ashe & Ian Ross Embraced All Things Tropical For Their Wedding Weekend in Cartagena," 21 May 2019 This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while a bouquet of pink peonies is always an appropriate brunch offering, there’s nothing quite like surprising Mom with a luxurious assortment of home, fashion and beauty tokens. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "16 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas," 8 May 2019 Once that's settled, your next task is picking the perfect spot for Mother's Day brunch. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Why You Should Eat at IKEA for Mother's Day," 6 May 2019 People in Alabama raised awareness about the impact of homophobic bullying during an Easter Sunday drag brunch. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Drag Brunch Honored Nigel Shelby, Raising Awareness About the Impact of Homophobic Bullying," 24 Apr. 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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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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