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brunch

[bruhnch] /brʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch.
verb (used without object)
2.
to eat brunch:
They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; br(eakfast) + (l)unch
Related forms
bruncher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brunch

brunch

/brʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch
Word Origin
C20: from br(eakfast) + (l)unch
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Word Origin and History for brunch

1896, British student slang merger of breakfast and lunch.

To be fashionable nowadays we must 'brunch'. Truly an excellent portmanteau word, introduced, by the way, last year, by Mr. Guy Beringer, in the now defunct Hunter's Weekly, and indicating a combined breakfast and lunch. ["Punch," Aug. 1, 1896]

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