nuncheon

noun nun·cheon \ˈnu̇nshən, ˈnən-, -nch-\\ˈnu̇nsh, ˈnən-, -nch\
variants: less commonly

nunchion

\ˈnu̇nshən, ˈnən-, -nch-\ or

nunch

\ˈnu̇nsh, ˈnən-, -nch\

Definition of nuncheon

plural

nuncheons

also

nunchions

or

nunches

dialectal, chiefly England

  1. :  a light midmorning or midafternoon snack consisting typically of bread, cheese, and beer

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Origin and Etymology of nuncheon

nuncheon, nunchion from Middle English nonechench, noneschench, literally, noon drink, from none noon + schench drink, cup, from Old English scenc; akin to Old English scencan to pour out drink, give to drink, Old High German skenken to pour out, Old Norse skakkr crooked, askew; nunch short for nuncheon, nunchion — more at noon, shank


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