eatery

[ee-tuh-ree]

noun, plural eat·er·ies. Informal.

a restaurant or other commercial establishment serving food.

Nearby words

  1. eatable,
  2. eatables,
  3. eatage,
  4. eaten,
  5. eater,
  6. eath,
  7. eating,
  8. eating disorder,
  9. eating disorders,
  10. eating epilepsy

Origin of eatery

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

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British Dictionary definitions for eatery

eatery

eaterie

noun plural -eries (-ərɪz)

informal a restaurant or eating house
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Word Origin and History for eatery

eatery

n.

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

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