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luncheonette

[luhn-chuh-net] /ˌlʌn tʃəˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a small restaurant or lunchroom where light meals are served.
Origin of luncheonette
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; luncheon + -ette
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  • He was sure of that, because he had copied it down when he left the luncheonette, the first time we met.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • The group broke up, some of them going home to have lunch and others stopping at the luncheonette of a nearby drug store.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for luncheonette

luncheonette

/ˌlʌntʃəˈnɛt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a café or small informal restaurant where light meals and snacks are served
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Word Origin and History for luncheonette
n.

type of restaurant, 1906, American English, from luncheon + diminutive ending -ette.

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