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Brunch is boring, but that's part of the charm of it.
Nicolas Berggruen

Meaning of "brunch" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BRUNCH

From br(eakfast) + (l)unch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BRUNCH

brunch  [brʌntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRUNCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brunch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BRUNCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

brunch

Brunch

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3PM on Sundays. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. Brunch originated in England in the late 1800s, and in the 1930s became popular in the United States.

Definition of brunch in the English dictionary

The definition of brunch in the dictionary is a meal eaten late in the morning, combining breakfast with lunch.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRUNCH


after-lunch
ˈɑːftəˌlʌntʃ
bunch
bʌntʃ
Bunche
bʌntʃ
clunch
klʌntʃ
counterpunch
ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ
crunch
krʌntʃ
dunch
dʌntʃ
honeybunch
ˈhʌnɪˌbʌntʃ
hunch
hʌntʃ
key-punch
kiː pʌntʃ
lunch
lʌntʃ
munch
mʌntʃ
prelunch
priːˈlʌntʃ
punch
pʌntʃ
runch
rʌntʃ
sarpanch
səˈpʌntʃ
scrunch
skrʌntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRUNCH

brumal
brumbies
brumby
brume
Brummagem
Brummell
Brummie
brumous
bruncher
Brundisium
Brunei
Brunel
Brunelleschi
brunet
brunette
Brunhild
brunizem
Bruno
Brunswick
brunt

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRUNCH

abdominal crunch
box lunch
buffet lunch
business lunch
credit crunch
haunch
launch
paunch
picnic lunch
power lunch
prelaunch
press launch
pub lunch
relaunch
school lunch
soft launch
soft-launch
staunch
sucker punch
the crunch

Synonyms and antonyms of brunch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «brunch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRUNCH

Find out the translation of brunch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of brunch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «brunch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

早午餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Almuerzo
570 millions of speakers

English

brunch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्रंच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغداء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бранч
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Brunch
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্রাঞ্চ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

brunch
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Brunch
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Brunch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブランチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

브런치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Brunch
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bưa ăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புருன்சிற்காக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्रंच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Brunch
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

brunch
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brunch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бранч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

brunch
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

brunch
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

brunch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brunch
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brunsj
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of brunch

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRUNCH»

The term «brunch» is very widely used and occupies the 8.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRUNCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about brunch

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4 QUOTES WITH «BRUNCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word brunch.
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Nicolas Berggruen
Brunch is boring, but that's part of the charm of it.
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Douglas Booth
I like to wake up late, around 11 A.M., especially if I have been out the night before. Then I go to brunch with either my friends or my girlfriend. I then like to just chill out: read the papers, read some scripts and then take it very easy. If it's sunny, I go for a walk with my dog, Niles, in the countryside.
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Georgia May Jagger
I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie's Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live.
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David Rubenstein
I regard food as fuel. I am not a brunch person.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRUNCH»

Discover the use of brunch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brunch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Brunch: 100 Recipes From Five Points Restaurant
Offering more than 100 recipes for special dishes that are sure to delight and inspire, this collection is based on the renowned menu at Five Points Restaurant, one of New York City's hippest brunch spots, providing all the advice needed to ...
Marc Meyer, Peter Meehan, 2005
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Brunch
With over 75 sumptuous recipes for traditional savoury and sweet brunches, this book will provide the perfect start to the day.
Joy Skipper, 2007
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Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For-- from ...
Offers more than 75 tasty recipes, with gluten-free and soy-free options, for an array of tasty meals, drinks, and snacks for brunch, including Bloody Marys and Banana Rabanada.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz, 2009
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Boozy Brunch: The Quintessential Guide to Daytime Drinking
The first book of its kind, Boozy Brunch offers brunchy alternatives and revved-up variations to the classic set of champagne-based, coffee-based, or fruit or vegetable juice-based cocktails that will help you make the most of your brunch.
Peter Joseph, 2012
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Sunday Brunch: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Leisurely Mornings
A collection of eighty light brunch recipes features ideas for eggs, tarts, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and fruit dishes, and offers cooking tips, equipment advice, and menu suggestions.
Betty Rosbottom, 2012
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Brunch
From get-up-and-go muesli to a lingering breakfast over eggs Benedict or rich Danish pastries, this collection is full of inspiration for a breakfast for two or a summer brunch for ten.
Le Cordon Bleu, 1999
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Brunch
Take the best of breakfast and lunch and turn it into brunch--the perfect opportunity to relax with friends and family. These 30 delicious recipes make brunch fun to cook and great to eat.
Louise Pickford, 2001
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Bubby's Brunch Cookbook: Recipes and Menus from New York's ...
Complete with a helping of beautiful colorful photographs, Bubby’s Brunch Cookbook is a thoroughly inspiring cookbook that takes brunch to a whole new level. From the Hardcover edition.
Ron Silver, Rosemary Black, 2011
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Brunch
Provides more than fifty recipes for a classic weekend meal, in a collection of egg, baked dish, and beverage recipes complemented by six full serving plans and party theme tips.
Georgeanne Brennan, 2008
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Circle Of Friends 25 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes
Make your mornings bright with these tried & true recipes for mouthwatering breakfasts and brunches...from Cranberry-Pumpkin Waffles and Scrumptious French Toast to Old-Fashioned Baked Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Bake, there's sure to be ...
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRUNCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term brunch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sunday means brunch day in Thornton Park
The Sunday brunch is now a hallowed weekly tradition — and Thornton Park in Orlando, with its stretches of cafes and restaurants, has ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 6.29.15
And by brunch, we of course mean Autoblog Video Brunch. Here's a look back at all of the video content we brought you over the past seven ... «Autoblog, Jul 15»
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Anarchists Brunch: The Charmless Men
And as this will be my first doing the brunch for, I think it's important that you know I think it's one of the dumber things in baseball. First off, I ... «ChicagoNow, Jul 15»
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'Food savers' brunch' in Berlin to protest against wastage
Two German charities have held a brunch in Berlin to protest against the high amount of perfectly good food that is thrown away each day. «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
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South Jersey Slow Foods brunch launches Cape May Sea Salt
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess blog written by Debbie Gioquindo of LaGrange. She is a ... «Poughkeepsie Journal, Jul 15»
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Sunday Brunch: Firehouse Subs King's Hawaiian Pork & Slaw
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) Bryan Paquin and Zach Flink of Firehouse Subs stop by the set to make the Kings Hawaiian Pork and Slaw ... «WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC, Jul 15»
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Sunday Brunch: Celebrate summer salad season with church …
As this holiday weekend ends, it's time again for Sunday Brunch, with a look at the lighter side of the menu. This Independence Day weekend ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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5 Brunch Cocktails That Beat the Hell Out of a Mimosa
Mimosas are in the brunch cocktail hall of fame for many reasons. They're dead easy to make. They can be very cheap (given how easy it is to ... «Yahoo Food, Jul 15»
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Picnic lets you enjoy brunch outside
Take brunch outside with orzo salad with roasted vegetables, yogurt parfaits, homemade chocolate fudge Pop-Tarts and smoked salmon bagel ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Why Anna Faris Wants To Host A Monthly Brunch At Her Home
Anna Faris wants to start up a brunch club. But if you're looking for an invite, you might be out of luck, unless you are a Hollywood actress. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Brunch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/brunch>. Aug 2019 ».
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