noon·​er ˈnü-nər How to pronounce nooner (audio)
plural nooners
US, informal
: something taking place at or around noontime
… his team's 2-1 loss in the Saturday nooner with the Dallas Stars.Ed Willes
especially : sexual intercourse at noon
"Your daddy was a real ladies' man … Not that he two-timed your mom, … but back in his bachelor days, you never saw anybody could rustle up a nooner like Benny could." Garrison Keillor

Example Sentences

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Word History


noon + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nooner was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Nooner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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