: 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 look is perfect for running errands, heading to the farmer’s market, or meeting friends for a casual brunch (or, okay, just hanging out at home, too). Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 Lastly, don’t miss Atlas Oyster House for a lively brunch in town plus cheap bloody marys and bottles of bubbly. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2024 Salt & Stone: Open for brunch on weekends, dinner daily and lunch everyday except Wednesday at 9900 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 2605 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 Its Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito has been a favorite of mine for years, and the Biscuits & Gravy at weekend brunch is so comforting. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for brunch 

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Word History


breakfast + lunch

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brunch was in 1895

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“Brunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a late breakfast, an early lunch, or a combination of the two

breakfast and lunch

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