[Ads-l] Other Antedating of "Lunch"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 6 17:05:13 UTC 2015

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

1783 _Parker's General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer_ (London) 2 July (British Newspapers 1600-1950)  De vill each eat, vone, two, tree pounds of the ox for their breakfast, and devore five six pounds for de dinner, vid a large kidney for de lunch, and de two pounds more vid goss lettis vor supper -- and all dat de vill put in their von bellies before de go to bed.

Fred Shapiro

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