noon·​ing ˈnü-niŋ How to pronounce nooning (audio) -nən How to pronounce nooning (audio)
chiefly dialectal : a meal eaten at noon
chiefly dialectal : a period at noon for eating or resting

Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nooning was in 1649

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Cite this Entry

“Nooning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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