elev·​ens·​es | \ i-ˈle-vən-zəz How to pronounce elevenses (audio) \

Definition of elevenses

British
: light refreshment (such as a snack) taken in the middle of the morning

First Known Use of elevenses

circa 1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elevenses

double plural of eleven (o'clock)

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The first known use of elevenses was circa 1819

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eleven rule

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eleventh chord

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“Elevenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevenses. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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