An example of a repast is the small meal eaten from a lunchbox during a worker's day.
Origin of repast
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin repāstus from past participle of repāscere to feed re- re- Latin pāscere to feed pā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere.