luncheon

noun
lun·​cheon | \ ˈlən-chən How to pronounce luncheon (audio) \

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

Examples of luncheon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But at the conference, Walker found himself at a table with Giroir at a luncheon, just two seats apart. Martha Mendoza And Juliet Linderman, Detroit Free Press, "Trump administration bets on small, untested company to deliver coronavirus vaccine," 10 July 2020 The Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City luncheon, which will be held online Tuesday, is expected to revolve this year around the one issue on everyone’s minds. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco leaders will discuss COVID-19 pandemic response at virtual State of the City luncheon," 8 July 2020 But at the conference, Walker found himself at a table with Giroir at a luncheon, just two seats apart. Martha Mendoza And Juliet Linderman, Detroit Free Press, "Trump administration bets on small, untested company to deliver coronavirus vaccine," 10 July 2020 New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was leaving a holiday police luncheon in 2018 when a smiling police officer walked up and greeted him in Mr. Grewal’s native language of Punjabi. Lee Hawkins And Ben Chapman, WSJ, "Mental-Health Advocates Push for More Services for Officers Amid Protests Over Policing," 8 July 2020 But at the conference, Walker found himself at a table with Giroir at a luncheon, just two seats apart. Martha Mendoza And Juliet Linderman, Anchorage Daily News, "US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine," 16 Mar. 2020 The 2020 honorees will be honored at a luncheon currently scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Music Hall. The Enquirer, "Enquirer accepting Women of the Year nominations," 2 July 2020 Soon enough, Phyllis is hijacking the mother-daughter luncheon of the Daughter of the American Revolution in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, using it as a launching pad for her cause. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Mrs America Premiere Recap: How Phyllis Schlafly Went From Nuclear Expert To ERA Villain," 2 July 2020 The video features Biden and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a State Department luncheon on January 19, 2011, toasting Hu Jintao, who was president of China at the time. Lawrence Andrea, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Can't blame China for all Wisconsin job losses in manufacturing," 19 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of luncheon

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luncheon

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

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The first known use of luncheon was circa 1652

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3 Aug 2020

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“Luncheon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luncheon. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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luncheon

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How to pronounce luncheon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of luncheon

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

luncheon

noun
lun·​cheon | \ ˈlən-chən How to pronounce luncheon (audio) \

Kids Definition of luncheon

2 : a formal lunch

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