lun·cheon | \ ˈlən-chən \

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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After their Oval Office meeting, the men traveled to Capitol Hill for a Friends of Ireland luncheon in the Capitol Building. Dan Merica, CNN, "Trump: 'It certainly looks like' Russia was behind London attack," 15 Mar. 2018 The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly general membership luncheon at noon Monday at Gary SouthShore RailCats Administration Building, 1 Stadium Plaza. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 3 July 2018 Richt's message to DiMare Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt was in attendance for DiMare's introductory luncheon Tuesday. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Here's when Hurricanes football expects to start using its indoor practice facility," 20 June 2018 Confusion surrounding the origins of the German chocolate cake has been so widespread, in fact, that President Lyndon B. Johnson served it at his Johnson City ranch for a luncheon with German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard in 1963. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: It Turns Out That German Chocolate Cake Is Actually From Texas, Not Germany!," 9 May 2018 In addition to the openings, the BJCTA spent $9,527.24 for a luncheon commemorating the naming of the boardroom at the Intermodal facility for long-time board member Johnnye Lassiter. Roy S. Johnson,, "Check that, BJCTA spent $70,398.46 on grand opening and honoring board member," 27 Apr. 2018 Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased at Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Goodman Jewish Family Services' luncheon raises domestic abuse awareness," 1 Feb. 2018 That’s one that everyone at the luncheon is aware of. Brennan Carley, GQ, "Troye Sivan Is on Top," 19 June 2018 The two were selected from a list of 10 boys and 10 girls finalists, all of whom were recognized for their athletic achievements at the luncheon. Glenn Graham,, "Century's Jalen Stanton, Franklin's Nyjari McNeil named Sun's High School Athletes of the Year," 30 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of luncheon

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


lun·cheon | \ ˈlən-chən \

Kids Definition of luncheon

2 : a formal lunch

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