Two women enjoy a business luncheon.
When a charity holds a special meal in the middle of the day to raise money and honor guests, this is an example of a luncheon.
Origin of luncheonearlier lunchion, lunshin from lunch, probably after dialect, dialectal nuncheon, a snack, lunch from Middle English nonachenche, literally , noon drink
- A lunch, especially a formal one.
- An afternoon party at which a light meal is served.
Origin of luncheonProbably alteration ( influenced by dialectal lunch hunk of cheese or bread ) of obsolete nuncheon light snack from Middle English nonshench none noon ; see noon . schench drink ( from Old English scenc ) ( from scencan to pour out )
(third-person singular simple present luncheons, present participle luncheoning, simple past and past participle luncheoned)
- (intransitive, dated) To eat luncheon.