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[dahy-ner-out] /ˈdaɪ nərˈaʊt/
noun, plural diners-out.
a person who dines out.
Origin of diner-out
1800-10; dine out + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Did you ever meet a diner-out of sufficient strength of mind to ask for "cabbage?"

  • But he no longer figures as a diner-out, and indeed, I believe from that notoriety he always seceded.

    Maria Edgeworth Helen Zimmern
  • The Symposium of Xenophon furnishes curious matter on the professional joker and diner-out as he existed at Athens.

  • A diner-out must be able to hold his own in a conversation in which all sorts of distant, as well as near, contributors take part.

    Conversation Mary Greer Conklin
  • That he is an extraordinary writer of small poetry, and a diner-out of the highest metre, I do most readily admit.'

  • That he was an extraordinary writer of small poetry, and a diner-out of the highest lustre, I do most readily admit.

    Books and Authors Anonymous
  • But the real restaurant district for the diner-out hardly begins south of Madison square.

  • There are no more important qualifications for the diner-out in Morocco than an open mind and a teachable spirit.

  • Such "mendaciuncula" are in the mouth of every diner-out in London, and we may pity the dinner-parties at which they are not used.

    Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Boswell, with all his experience, never attained the mellow Sadduceeism of the diner-out.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask

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