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eatery

[ee-tuh-ree]
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noun, plural eat·er·ies. Informal.
  1. a restaurant or other commercial establishment serving food.

Origin of eatery

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; eat + -ery
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eatery

eaterie

noun plural -eries (-ərɪz)
  1. informal a restaurant or eating house
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Word Origin and History for eatery

n.

"restaurant," 1901; see eat + -ery.

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