[Ads-l] Antedating of "Brunch"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 25 02:19:29 UTC 2014


brunch (OED 1896)



1895 _Independent_ (New York) 22 Aug. 2 (Google Books)  Breakfast is 'brekker' in the Oxford tongue; when a man makes lunch his first meal of the day it becomes 'brunch'.



Fred Shapiro

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