An example of lunch is to go out to get a nice meal with friends at 1pm.
An example of lunch is a sandwich at noon after meeting a friend.
After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.
- Not in touch with the real world; crazy.
- inattentive, distracted, etc.
- eccentric or insane
Other Word Forms
Origin of lunch
- Short for luncheon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since 1580; presumably short for luncheon, apparently an alteration from nuncheon, nonechenche "light mid-day meal", itself from none "noon" (from Latin nonus) + schench "drink" (from Old English scenc, from scencan "pour out") and altered by northern English dialect lunch "hunk of bread or cheese" (1590), which probably is from Spanish lonja "a slice" (literally "loin")