lunch·​time ˈlənch-ˌtīm How to pronounce lunchtime (audio)
: 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 Authorities learned the man was hanging out near his dock but hadn’t been seen or heard from since lunchtime. Tanasia Kenney, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Forecasted showers Wednesday morning in the Baltimore area are expected to wrap up by lunchtime. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 9 Apr. 2024 Trump was expected to land at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport around lunchtime before heading to a fundraiser in Indian Hill, a wealthy Cincinnati suburb. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 15 May 2024 In March 2023, six construction workers were killed around lunchtime while in a work zone along the Baltimore Beltway in Woodlawn. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 12 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for lunchtime 

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunchtime was in 1859

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“Lunchtime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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