[Ads-l] Another Antedating of "Lunch"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 6 03:07:41 UTC 2015

lunch (OED, n.2 2.a., 1829)

1820 _Observer_ 1 Oct. 4 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The cooks have a busy time of it, and as well as the other attendants, dine at one o'clock, after the lunch is served up for the witnesses.

Fred Shapiro

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