lunch|eon

lunch|eon
lunch|eon «LUHN chuhn», noun, verb.
–n.
1. = lunch. (Cf.lunch)
2. a formal lunch: »

a luncheon of the ladies' auxiliary at the church.

3. Scottish. a thick piece or lump of food: »

Little Benjie…was cramming a huge luncheon of pie crust into his mouth (Scott).

–v.i.
to eat lunch.
[earlier, a lump; origin uncertain, probably influenced by dialectal nuncheon lunch]

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