luncheon

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noun lun·cheon \ˈlən-chən\

Definition of luncheon

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

Origin and Etymology of luncheon

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


First Known Use: circa 1652



LUNCHEON Defined for English Language Learners

luncheon

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noun lun·cheon \ˈlən-chən\

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

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noun lun·cheon \ˈlən-chən\

Definition of luncheon for Students

  1. 1 :  1lunch 1

  2. 2 :  a formal lunch



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