ploughman's lunch

plough·​man's lunch | \ ˈplau̇-mənz- How to pronounce ploughman's lunch (audio) \

Definition of ploughman's lunch

: a cold lunch served especially in an English pub typically including bread, cheese, and pickled onions

First Known Use of ploughman's lunch

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Ploughman's lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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