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[luhnch-room, -roo m] /ˈlʌntʃˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room, as in a school, where light meals or snacks can be bought or where food brought from home may be eaten.
a luncheonette.
Origin of lunchroom
1815-25; lunch + room Unabridged
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  • Most gripe sessions in the college-faculty lunchroom these days include complaints that today's students are addicted to praise.
  • His works of food art are on display for only a few minutes in a kindergarten lunchroom.
  • The use of sports drinks in place of water on the sports field or in the school lunchroom is generally unnecessary.
  • Total silence in the lunchroom and throughout the building.
  • There has been a ton of discussion in the lunchroom.
  • The bakery also features a lunchroom with a glorious garden out back.
  • But when he failed to appear in the lunchroom after that, city officials quickly took notice.
  • The lunchroom wasn't always such a complicated place.
  • The outcasts sit alone in the lunchroom, overlooked and certain that the world is a miserable place.
  • Restrooms, drinking fountains and a snack bar are located in the underground lunchroom near the elevators only.
British Dictionary definitions for lunchroom


/ˈlʌntʃˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
(US & Canadian) a room where lunch is served or where students, employees, etc, may eat lunches they bring
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