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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
First recorded in 1815-25; lunch + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then I went into a lunchroom for ham and eggs and a huge cup of coffee.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • The girls have taken great interest in their lunchroom cookery.

    The Making of a Trade School Mary Schenck Woolman
  • As I entered the lunchroom to-day the chairs were so placed that there was no room for me.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • The club was started as a lunchroom for American business women.

    Ways of War and Peace Delia Austrian
  • When the looms give up, send men and women to the lunchroom.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The employees' lunchroom—conducted on the cafeteria plan—serves four thousand men and women each working day.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • Another place where you have a chance to see your friends is the employees' lunchroom—and it certainly is a popular place.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • Some few of us had gone home after store hours for our dinner; the others had had it right in the store's own lunchroom.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
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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