[luhnch-room, -roo m]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lunchroom

Contemporary Examples of lunchroom

Historical Examples of lunchroom

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for lunchroom



US and Canadian a room where lunch is served or where students, employees, etc, may eat lunches they bring
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