eatery

eatery

[ee-tuh-ree]
noun, plural eateries. Informal.
a restaurant or other commercial establishment serving food.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; eat + -ery

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eatery or eaterie (ˈiːtərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
informal a restaurant or eating house
 
eaterie or eaterie (ˈiːtərɪ, -ərɪz)
 
n

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eatery
"restaurant," 1901, from eat + -ery.
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