\ 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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Maison Boulud Make no mistake: brunch at Maison Boulud is truly a culinary event. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday; weekend brunch is on the way. Michael Klein,, "L'anima: Italian BYOB in South Philly from Melagrano duo," 27 June 2018 Strawberry Citrus Easter Punch What's an Easter brunch without a great beverage to wash it all down? Fox News, "9 Easter side dishes perfect for Sunday brunch," 14 Apr. 2017 Its weekend Creole brunch includes American favorites such as pancakes, along with Haitian specialties including Mayi Moulin—cornmeal mush served with avocado or fish—and the always popular spaghetti with hot dogs. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "New York City’s ‘Little Haiti’ Makes a Big Impression," 31 July 2018 This real life Birdcage has your Saturday and Sunday brunches served with a heaping side of man-dressed-as-a-woman. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 This dress is a must-have for all your rooftop brunches, beachside escapes, casual Fridays and weekend outings. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Charming Upgrade to the Peasant Dress," 23 June 2018 The Colony, where Luann was arrested, was the place where the Bravolebrity held her wedding brunch the year prior., "Luann Told The Entire Side Of Her Arrest Story On RHONY," 21 June 2018 Drinks: Add bottomless mimosas to your brunch for $20 or just split a $10 domestic draft pitcher with your buddies. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 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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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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