elevenses

elevenses

[ih-lev-uhn-ziz]
noun British.
1.
(usually used with a plural verb) a midmorning break for refreshments.
2.
the refreshments taken.

Origin:
1860–65; orig. dial.; doubly pluralized form of eleven, perhaps as ellipsis of eleven hours eleven o'clock

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elevenses (ɪˈlɛvənzɪz)
 
pl n
informal (Brit) (sometimes functioning as singular) a light snack, usually with tea or coffee, taken mid-morning

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