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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
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25; luncheon + -ette
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  • 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
  • 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
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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