al desko

\ al-ˈde-(ˌ)skō How to pronounce al desko (audio) \

Definition of al desko

chiefly British, informal
: at one’s desk It can be as simple as taking a lunch break—al fresco, not al desko. — Fiona Hamilton, Times (London), 14 Apr. 2009 … looks like the perfect place for those who like to eat their lunch al desko. — Natascha Mirosch, Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia), 22 Apr. 2008

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First Known Use of al desko

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for al desko

blend of alfresco entry 1 and desk entry 1

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“Al desko.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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