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elevenses

[ih-lev-uh n-ziz] /ɪˈlɛv ən zɪz/
noun, British
1.
(usually used with a plural verb) a midmorning break for refreshments.
2.
the refreshments taken.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; orig. dial.; doubly pluralized form of eleven, perhaps as ellipsis of eleven hours eleven o'clock
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British Dictionary definitions for elevenses

elevenses

/ɪˈlɛvənzɪz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes functioning as sing) (Brit, informal) a light snack, usually with tea or coffee, taken mid-morning
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Slang definitions & phrases for elevenses

elevenses

noun

Light refreshments: coffee and some sandwiches ...''Elevenses,'' he said


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