undern

noun
un·​dern | \ ˈəndə(r)n, ˈu̇n- \
plural -s

Definition of undern

1 dialectal : the time from noon to sundown : afternoon
2 dialectal : a light meal in the forenoon or in the afternoon

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History and Etymology for undern

Middle English, third hour of the morning (9:00 a.m.), noon, from Old English; akin to Old High German untarn, untorn noon, Old Norse undorn midafternoon, midmorning, Gothic undaurnimats noon meal, and probably to Old High German untar between, among

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“Undern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undern. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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