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lunch

[luhnch] /lʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner; luncheon.
2.
any light meal or snack.
3.
a restaurant or lunchroom:
Let's eat at the dairy lunch.
verb (used without object)
4.
to eat lunch:
We lunched quite late today.
verb (used with object)
5.
to provide lunch for:
They lunched us in regal fashion.
Idioms
6.
out to lunch, Slang. not paying attention or tending to business; negligent:
You must have been out to lunch when you wrote that weird report.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; short for luncheon
Related forms
luncher, noun
lunchless, adjective
prelunch, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for luncher

lunch

/lʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a meal eaten during the middle of the day
2.
(Caribbean) (among older people) mid-afternoon tea
verb
3.
(intransitive) to eat lunch
4.
(transitive) to provide or buy lunch for
Derived Forms
luncher, noun
Word Origin
C16: probably short form of luncheon
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Word Origin and History for luncher
lunch
modern sense of "mid-day repast" is 1829, shortened form of luncheon. The verb meaning "to take to lunch" is attested from 1823.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for luncher

lunch

adjective
  1. Stupid; ineffectual; useless: A lunch guy might as well be out to lunch for all the good he's doing
  2. Old-fashioned; passe´; out of style: That bow tie is stone lunchy (1960s+ Students)
Related Terms

eat someone's lunch, out to lunch, shoot one's cookies


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Idioms and Phrases with luncher
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