Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A meal typically eaten late in the morning as a combination of a late breakfast and an early lunch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, replacing both meals, and often consisting of some foods that would normally be eaten at breakfast and some foods that would normally be eaten at lunch.
  • v. To eat brunch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a late breakfast or an early lunch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Oxford University slang, a meal which takes the place of breakfast and lunch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat a meal in the late morning
  • n. combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

Etymologies

br(eakfast) + (l)unch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of breakfast and lunch (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She followed that with BBC1's excellent, harrowing drama about the Ipswich murders, Five Women, and even in Misfits, despite the zingy humour look out for Socha chewing on the word "brunch" in this season's opener, there's a sadness to her character.

    Lauren Socha: the Misfit who made it

  • But that's not why this brunch is a noteworthy event.

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  • The brunch is very nice and there is a nanny to take care of the children.

    It's a Modern Tale of Two Cities for H

  • (Do take note that "attend unschooling brunch" is on my goal list!)

    Brillante

  • This fabulous brunch is only available for two days!

    Ocean and Vine Presents Their Legendary Brunch for Two Days Only!

  • Raid the cupboards and the fridge; eat all the crisps that I call brunch;

    School holidays!

  • Note: It appears that brunch is quite the standard for weekend socialising, so San Franciscans!?

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • To find out at which restaurant the brunch is being held on a given Sunday, email or call Charlie Montemayor at charlymont@redes.int.com.mx or (within Gto) 732-7272. gsgall

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  • Breakfast and lunch are combined into what is being called "brunch" - but is predominantly breakfast food served at 6 a.m.

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  • And your last one is a word like brunch, which is a blending of breakfast and lunch.

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  • See also aripnon and ientacena occurremus.

    April 14, 2008

  • Haha @ both of you!

    April 14, 2008

  • By the way, Colanzo could be a brand name for a ready-to-serve frozen fake Italian brunch.

    April 14, 2008

  • We had a brunch of bananas today. (Yes, we had some bananas!).

    April 14, 2008

  • I wonder if it sounds to native English speakers half as ridicolous as colanzo* would sound in Italian.

    *By the way, Italians use the word brunch. And I hate it.

    April 14, 2008