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1cafeteria

noun caf·e·te·ria \ˌka-fə-ˈtir-ē-ə\

: a place (such as a restaurant or a room in a school) where people get food at a counter and carry it to a table for eating

Full Definition of CAFETERIA

1
:  a restaurant in which the customers serve themselves or are served at a counter and take the food to tables to eat
2
:  lunchroom 2

Origin of CAFETERIA

American Spanish cafetería coffeehouse, from cafetera coffee maker, from French cafetière, from café
First Known Use: 1894

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with CAFETERIA

2cafeteria

adjective

Definition of CAFETERIA

:  providing a selection from which a choice may be made <cafeteria benefit plan> <a cafeteria curriculum>

First Known Use of CAFETERIA

1951

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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