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mealtime

[meel-tahym] /ˈmilˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the usual time for a meal.
Origin of mealtime
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English meeltyme. See meal1, time
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  • There were times for everything, considered George, and any mealtime was the time to be eating.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • "You'd have to come here at mealtime to find out," Billy informed her.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • Rather a strange subject we seem to be on for mealtime, don't we?

    The War-Workers E.M. Delafield
  • Every mealtime, every year, for many years, it had been thus.

  • The one kitchen for the whole barracks was a room with a stove and a daily ration of coal to be used at mealtime.

  • So long as you know when mealtime comes, to plan further is folly.

    In the Oregon Country George Palmer Putnam
  • The drinking should be confined to tea, coffee or water, and never should be taken at mealtime, nor within one hour of a meal.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • At the house the fish were cooked and eaten as is described in the section on “Meals and mealtime.”

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.

Word Origin and History for mealtime
n.

also meal-time, late 12c., from meal (n.1) + time (n.). Etymologically, a tautology.

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