Brunch is defined in the Macquarie Dictionary as "a midmorning meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch". What you won't find is a definition for a late afternoon meal that serves as both lunch and dinner. What gives?
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In today's hectic work culture, we'd argue that grabbing a late lunch/early dinner is much more common than indulging in a late breakfast. We regularly don't get around to eating lunch until 3pm, which usually means skipping dinner and having a light supper before bed. And yet, no word appears to exist for brunch's post meridiem equivalent.
We think it's time this vernacular omission was remedied. The obvious choices are 'Dunch' and 'Linner', but neither have the zippy caché of 'brunch'. Does anyone have a good suggestion for what to call the lunch/dinner replacement feast? Fire away in the comments section below!