dine out


dined out; dining out; dines out

intransitive verb

: to eat a meal away from home
dine out on
: to use as a subject for dining table conversation

Examples of dine out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, OpenTable said its data showed the holiday was the most popular day for dining out. Simone Jasper, Charlotte Observer, 7 May 2024 In 2019, the men’s basketball team started dining out on the athletic department’s dime three or more times a week at Archie’s Giant Hamburgers and Breakfast, a popular restaurant near campus, transaction records obtained by USA TODAY show – even during the off-season. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 New York is a city of long hours, tiny kitchens, cramped apartments—and dining out, a lot. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 22 Apr. 2024 Testers wore their slides for a wide range of activities, including traveling, dining out, shopping, running errands, and going on walks. Olivia Avitt, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Whether the romantic dalliance is merely a brief flirtation is besides the point–Dua and Callum are both, quite literally, dining out on the publicity. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2024 United Airlines provides MileagePlus members a variety of options to earn points without flying, such as dining out or making online purchases. Michael Cappetta, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, transactions for higher-income individuals were higher than last year, according to the earnings call, so households earning at least $150,000 were dining out more. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024 But luxury is still an aspect of dining out that people enjoy. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dine out was in 1736

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“Dine out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dine%20out. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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