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lupper

noun; blending
A meal that takes place between the traditional hours of lunch and dinner (usually between 2 PM and 4 PM) and is eaten instead of having both lunch and dinner
 
“Yesterday afternoon we were pretty hungry so we went ahead and had lupper instead of waiting for dinner.”
Etymology : Blend of lunch and supper. Lunch ‘mid-day repast’, is a shortened form of luncheon ‘light repast between mealtimes’, of uncertain origin (possibly from northern English dialectical lunch ‘hunk of bread or cheese’, which may be a blend of Spanish lonja ‘a slice’ and English nuncheon ‘light mid-day meal’, from Middle English nonchenche, from none ‘noon’ + schenche ‘drink’). Supper ‘the last meal of the day’, is from Old French super ‘supper’, a zero derivation from the verb super ‘to eat the evening meal, probably from soupe ‘broth’.
Source : Phone conversation with mom, September 2013
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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