[ dahy-net ]
/ daɪˈnɛt /


a small space or alcove, often in or near the kitchen, serving as an informal dining area.
Also called dinette set. a small table and set of matching chairs for such a space or alcove.

Origin of dinette

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; dine + -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for dinette


/ (daɪˈnɛt) /


an alcove or small area for use as a dining room
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Word Origin and History for dinette



1930, from dine + diminutive (or false French) suffix -ette.

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