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dinette

[dahy-net] /daɪˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a small space or alcove, often in or near the kitchen, serving as an informal dining area.
2.
Also called dinette set. a small table and set of matching chairs for such a space or alcove.
Origin of dinette
1925-1930
1925-30; Americanism; dine + -ette
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  • He went from dinette to kitchen to bedroom to living room, turning off each set individually.

    The Mighty Dead William Campbell Gault
  • Ignoring the invitation, Mr. Franklin entered the dinette, blocking the doorway.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • The girls seemed to gather in the dinette and we sat around in the living room, talking.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • She punched a button and a dinette table popped out of the wall.

    You Too Can Be A Millionaire Noel Miller Loomis
  • The boys sat at the dinette table and sipped with relish, listening to the storm outside.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Four could sleep in the forward cabin, and two amidships where the galley, dinette, and bath were located.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for dinette

dinette

/daɪˈnɛt/
noun
1.
an alcove or small area for use as a dining room
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Word Origin and History for dinette
n.

1930, from dine + diminutive (or false French) suffix -ette.

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