Definition of lunchtime in US English:



  • The time in the middle of the day when lunch is eaten.

    as modifier ‘the lunchtime television news’
    • ‘On our visit, early one Saturday lunchtime, the restaurant was almost full.’
    • ‘We started in eighth grade playing at lunchtime at our middle school.’
    • ‘By lunchtime at school, everything was the same.’
    • ‘The workers plan to continue lunchtime protests and will wear black armbands at work to show they oppose privatisation.’
    • ‘He spent all lunchtime chatting up girls at the library instead of planning our report.’
    • ‘The following lunchtime, they met at their usual table.’
    • ‘In some, people held anti-war meetings or left work to join local lunchtime protests.’
    • ‘So Adrian was forced to spend his lunchtime thinking on his own, again.’
    • ‘Make a note of the orchestra's Tuesday lunchtime concert at the same venue on August 10.’
    • ‘Perhaps one day I'll find a reason to call in for a lunchtime sandwich.’
    • ‘If nothing else, you've at least learned of how I spend my lunchtimes.’
    • ‘As lunchtime neared, we moved the interview down to a seafood restaurant on Stearn's Wharf.’
    • ‘But even when lunchtime came, she hadn't even been to the nurse.’
    • ‘Yesterday's lunchtime concert wasn't without hitch - one piece began very badly.’
    • ‘One lunchtime he came back late and a colleague had to cover for him.’
    • ‘When lunchtime came Cassie sat where she usually did, under the tree reading.’
    • ‘A mere glance down the lunchtime menu had my taste buds tingling in anticipation.’
    • ‘The earthquake struck at around lunchtime on the last full day of their holiday.’
    • ‘The walkouts and lunchtime protests by significant groups of workers are not mentioned.’
    • ‘Then he said to the Americans that the ban would be gone by lunchtime.’