nooning

noun
noon·​ing | \ ˈnü-niŋ How to pronounce nooning (audio) , -nən How to pronounce nooning (audio) \

Definition of nooning

1 chiefly dialectal : a meal eaten at noon
2 chiefly dialectal : a period at noon for eating or resting

First Known Use of nooning

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nooning

Time Traveler for nooning

Time Traveler

The first known use of nooning was in 1649

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nooning

Cite this Entry

“Nooning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nooning. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on nooning

What made you want to look up nooning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!