lunchtime

noun
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 Pasta salad is one of the best dishes for making ahead and pulling out at lunchtime. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Sep. 2022 At lunchtime, Mark Moore, 67, a rancher and logger, popped in to say hello. Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2022 The police officer stationed at the school accused the 16-year-old student, who is Black, of damaging a chain-link fence that students often pass through as a shortcut at lunchtime. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 17 Sep. 2022 The police officer stationed at the school accused the 16-year-old student, who is Black, of damaging a chain-link fence that students often pass through as a shortcut at lunchtime. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 17 Sep. 2022 But at lunchtime, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) told reporters the vote would be delayed until after the midterm elections. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 The police officer stationed at the school accused the 16-year-old student, who is Black, of damaging a chain-link fence that students often pass through as a shortcut at lunchtime. Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2022 This air will speed past the Golden Gate Bridge and expand into the wider S.F. Bay before lunchtime. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Aug. 2022 The day may start with some marine clouds, but should clear to mostly sunny before lunchtime. oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lunchtime

1859, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2022

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“Lunchtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunchtime. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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