Dunch refers to a meal enjoyed subsequent to lunch but prior to dinner.
Dunch should be distinguished from linner, another meal occurring in the post-lunch, pre-dinner interval, in that dunch occurs after linner, closer to dinner time.
Thus, the socially accepted norm with regard to afternoon eating agendas comprises the following progression of meals:
Lunch --> Linner --> Dunch --> Dinner
A: "...I'd love to but I have to take a horrendous dunch." I'll see you at the 3:00 meeting."
-> See also brunch.
It contains all the foods inclusive to dinner and lunch. Generally dunch is eaten between 3 pm and 6 pm; from 4 pm to 9 pm Italian time; German Standard Consumption 2 pm to 5:45 pm (5:44 pm Swiss SC).
We all got together and we were hungry so we dunched.
What should we eat for dunch, pizza, pasta, cookies?
I am starving, let's trade in our empties and get a new case of beer for dunch.
Dunch is my favorite meal.