• Dinner is always a substantial meal - the main meal of the day. Supper can be the same, but it can also be a light snack eaten during the evening.
  • Dinner is the formal evening meal. Supper is an informal late evening meal, although often sed as a synonym for dinner. Learn more here ... At least that's the way I have always viewed the terms.
  • Although 'supper' is often used as a synonym for 'dinner', particularly in southern and east coast U.S, they can refer to separate meals. The interchanged definitions often refer to the evening meal but 'dinner' can also reference the main/most substantial/grand family meal of the day regardless of the time of day it occurs which can be as early as midday and 'supper' a night 'brunch' or 'lunch' equivalent meal.

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