pre·​lun·​cheon ˌprē-ˈlən-chən How to pronounce preluncheon (audio)
variants or pre-luncheon
: occurring or done in the time preceding a luncheon
a pre-luncheon speech
pre-luncheon drinks

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preluncheon was in 1909

Dictionary Entries Near preluncheon

Cite this Entry

“Preluncheon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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