luncheon

noun lun·cheon \ ˈlən-chən \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of luncheon

: lunch; especially : a formal usually midday meal as part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest
  • a company luncheon
  • a fund-raising luncheon

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Origin and Etymology of luncheon

perhaps alteration of nuncheon light snack, alteration of Middle English nonshench midday refreshment, from non noon + schench drink



LUNCHEON Defined for English Language Learners

luncheon

noun

Definition of luncheon for English Language Learners

  • : a usually formal lunch that occurs as part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest


LUNCHEON Defined for Kids

luncheon

noun lun·cheon \ ˈlən-chən \

Definition of luncheon for Students

1 : 1lunch 1
2 : a formal lunch


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