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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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NIMMET, n. Also -it (Dmf. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 126), neemit-. Dinner (Lth. (neemit), Rxb. 1825 Jam.; Rxb. 1923 Watson, W.-B.); appetite (Watson). Cf. Eng. dial. nammet, luncheon, a packed lunch.

[Reduced form from Mid.Eng. noone meate, nun mete, O.E. nōn mete, lunch, from nōn, noon, + mete, meat, food.]

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