lunch

lunch
luncher, n.lunchless, adj.
/lunch/, n.
1. a light midday meal between breakfast and dinner; luncheon.
2. any light meal or snack.
3. a restaurant or lunchroom: Let's eat at the dairy lunch.
4. out to lunch, Slang. not paying attention or tending to business; negligent: You must have been out to lunch when you wrote that weird report.
v.i.
5. to eat lunch: We lunched quite late today.
v.t.
6. to provide lunch for: They lunched us in regal fashion.
[1585-95; short for LUNCHEON]

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