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

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Head to Wolffer Kitchen in Amagansett for brunch (the banana French toast is not to be missed), before taking a relaxing drive out to the Montauk Lighthouse. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 Pair the leggings with a tank for your yoga class, and then slip on the chevron pullover for brunch afterward. SELF, "Our Favorite Items From the SELF x Beyond Yoga Collaboration," 28 Nov. 2018 In a post-street-style world, being overdressed is no longer considered a faux-pas—whether that translates to formal pajamas for brunch, daytime tulle, or yes, bedazzled stilettos with jeans just because. Ana Colon, Glamour, "25 Pretty Heels to Wear Beyond Special Occasions," 30 Aug. 2018 When doors open for Sunday brunch, a deejay starts spinning and kids start dancing. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Girl in the Park in Orland Park," 5 July 2018 On the Dutch side of the dual-nation island, the spirited restaurant rocks Kim Sha Beach from 11 a.m. for brunch and on weekend nights with bonfires that light up the beach. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Where to eat on the beach in the Caribbean," 8 June 2018 On Mother's Day, dozens of local restaurants are offering specials for brunch, lunch and dinner, from lavish buffets to multicourse meals. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "50-plus restaurants for Mother’s Day brunch, dinner and deals in Phoenix," 7 May 2018 Stay at the impressive Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara for Sunday brunch and plenty of lounging by the pool. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Its popular Sunday brunch included waffles with apple compote, maple salted caramel and cinnamon cream. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "West Bottoms restaurant in converted gas station closes after more than seven years," 2 July 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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brunch

noun

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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