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

Word History


blend of alfresco entry 1 and desk entry 1

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of al desko was in 1981

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“Al desko.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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