Examples from the Web for cafeteria
Maybe Rutgers should add more vegan selections to its cafeteria fare.My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail|P. J. O’Rourke|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bell for lunch rings, and I slowly pull myself out of my desk and drag my feet down the hall toward the cafeteria.How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’|Maya Van Wagenen|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last October 28, after a cafeteria room prank, Martin abruptly left the team.Richie Incognito and the NFL's Nasty Warrior Culture|Robert Silverman|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First gold medal of the Olympics won by U.S. in the Sliding Down Hill Behind the Dorm on Cafeteria Tray event.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene|P. J. O’Rourke|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He even suggested that these disadvantaged kids “sweep the floor of the cafeteria” as payment for their meals.
Early the next morning, after a cup of coffee with Alis Garet at Cavalier's cafeteria, he started back for the golf course.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
Mrs. Stogbuchner was sitting at her desk, with a lunch tray from the cafeteria, eating, when they got there.
Judged from every outward appearance, the cafeteria was up to standard.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
Twenty cents would not buy a shave, but it would buy at the cafeteria something more needful to any one but a fop.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
Jason was about to say something when there was a sudden flash of light and a tremendous thunderblast right outside the cafeteria.
British Dictionary definitions for cafeteria
Word Origin for cafeteria
Word Origin and History for cafeteria
1839, American English, from Mexican Spanish cafeteria "coffee store," from café "coffee" (see coffee) + Spanish -tería "place where something is done" (usually business). The ending came to be understood popularly as meaning "help-yourself" (as though café + -teria) and was extended to new formation with that sense from c.1923.