diner

noun din·er \ ˈdī-nər \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of diner

1 : a person who dines (as in a restaurant) or who is dining
2 a : dining car
b chiefly US : a typically small, informal, and inexpensive restaurant that has an extensive menu and that is often made from or designed to resemble a modified railroad dining car
  • had lunch at a roadside diner

Examples of diner in a Sentence

  1. we'll just grab a quick hamburger at the local diner

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First Known Use of diner

1815

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DINER Defined for English Language Learners

diner

Definition of diner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is eating dinner in a restaurant

  • : a small, informal, and inexpensive restaurant that looks like a railroad car


DINER Defined for Kids

diner

noun din·er \ ˈdī-nər \

Definition of diner for Students

1 : a person eating dinner
2 : a railroad dining car or a restaurant that looks like one


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