So, I skipped my morning breakfast and went off to write an exam. I came back home at the time of lunch, but I slept, without eating. I had my first meal of the day at around 5PM. So what would this be called?

Breakfast, Lunch, Snack or anything else?


The word that people choose to describe a meal is usually based on the time of the day not, the number of the meal. Because of that, I would say that dinner is the best word to describe the meal.

  • Breakfast is almost exclusively used to describe a meal in the morning. Even though its usually the first main meal of the day, not everyone eats their first meal in the morning.

  • Lunch refers to a meal in the middle of the day.

  • Snack refers to a small meal. This word could be appropriate, but if this meal is their only meal of the entire day, the word snack probably wouldn't make sense.

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