Brunch vs. Breakfast

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Main Difference

The main difference between Brunch and Breakfast is that the Brunch is a mix between breakfast and lunch, generally in the late morning and Breakfast is a first meal eaten in the early morning.

  • Brunch

    Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 10am up to 2pm, and regularly has some form of alcoholic drink (most usually champagne or a cocktail) served with it. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is the first meal of a day. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. There is a strong tendency for one or more “typical”, or “traditional”, breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.

  • Brunch (noun)

    A meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, and often consisting of typical foods from both of those meals.

  • Brunch (verb)

    To eat brunch.

  • Breakfast (noun)

    The first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.

    “You should put more protein in her breakfast so she will grow.”

  • Breakfast (noun)

    A meal consisting of food normally eaten in the morning, which may typically include eggs, sausages, toast, bacon, etc.

    “We serve breakfast all day.”

  • Breakfast (noun)

    The celebratory meal served after a wedding (and occasionally after other solemnities e.g. a funeral).

  • Breakfast (noun)

    A meal eaten after a period of (now often religious) fasting.

  • Breakfast (verb)

    To eat the morning meal.

  • Breakfast (verb)

    To serve breakfast to.

  • Brunch (noun)

    a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch

    “breakfast was served so late as almost to constitute brunch”

    “he cobbled together a brunch of cold remains from the fridge”

  • Breakfast (noun)

    a meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day

    “a breakfast of bacon and eggs”

    “I don’t eat breakfast”

  • Breakfast (verb)

    eat breakfast

    “she breakfasted on fried bread and bacon”

Oxford Dictionary

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