lunch·​time | \ ˈlənch-ˌtīm How to pronounce lunchtime (audio) \

Definition of lunchtime

: the time at which lunch is usually eaten : noon

Examples of lunchtime in a Sentence

It was nearly lunchtime when we got there. They enjoyed the lunchtimes they spent together.
Recent Examples on the Web By lunchtime, the representatives from the recruiting agency Express Employment Professionals decided to pack up and leave the job fair in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights. New York Times, 27 June 2021 And once again, an alpha clique is regally ensconced at lunchtime upon the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2021 Are there times when masks are taken off, such as during lunchtime, and how are kids kept safe then? Faye Chiu, CNN, 17 Mar. 2021 Expect to leave town early for either departure and to get in around lunchtime. Bailey Berg, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Groh called Delta again a week and a half later – on a Tuesday around lunchtime. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 Don't forget to use lunchtime as an opportunity to unplug and refresh your mind. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 7 June 2021 Many will perform basic tasks such as overseeing lunchtime, taking attendance or operating technology including cameras. Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2021 Today's record at MSP is 96F (possible) but tomorrow's record high on 92 will be broken by lunchtime. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of lunchtime

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lunchtime was in 1859

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26 Jul 2021

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“Lunchtime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchtime

: the time in the middle of the day when people usually eat lunch

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