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Nick asked in Food & DrinkEntertaining · 2 months ago

Is dinner and supper the same thing?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    It depends on context.  The names of any meal after breakfast is a minefield in the English language.  Depending on region, period of history, and social class "dinner" can be the meal served in the middle of the day, in the evening, or later at night.  If you call a meal dinner it's a substantial, usually hot, meal and the most important meal of the day.  Supper is served in the evening or at night.  It can be the main evening meal, but in certain circles it can be a light meal after dinner, especially after coming home after going out.  To some people it means a more relaxed main meal than a dinner.

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  • 1 month ago

    Supper is with the family on Sunday and dinner is with you and the ball and chain!

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  • 2 months ago

    Dinner is said right by people. 

    Evil people say supper.

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  • g
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    For the most part, Nick, yes.

    Dinner and supper have the same meaning and are jurisdiction specific.  

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Dinner" refers to the largest meal of the day.

    "Supper" refers to the evening meal.

    In North American it is traditional to have our main meal in the evening, in which case dinner usually IS supper.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    yes .

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  • 2 months ago

    Nowadays, pretty much. In the old timey south and other parts of the world, dinner was lunch and supper was the evening meal, but now, they are the same thing. The last time I heard someone call lunch dinner was in the early 90's by an old southern lady; she had to have been about 85 or so.

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