diner

noun
din·​er | \ ˈdī-nər How to pronounce diner (audio) \

Definition of diner

1 : a person who dines (as in a restaurant) or who is dining
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

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Examples of diner in a Sentence

we'll just grab a quick hamburger at the local diner
Recent Examples on the Web Many responses to Rosner’s tweet suggested that simply putting a single word in bold would help a diner know how to identify a bottle. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Yes, restaurant wine lists are confusing, but occasionally they get it right," 23 Jan. 2020 His parents were Greek immigrants: His father, Andrew, ran a diner, and his mother, Mary (Naoum), was a homemaker who also worked in the restaurant. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "George Nicolau, arbitrator in baseball’s collusion cases, dies at 94," 16 Jan. 2020 His parents were Greek immigrants: His father, Andrew, ran a diner, and his mother, Mary (Naoum) Nicolau, was a homemaker who also worked in the restaurant. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94," 16 Jan. 2020 Similarly, a five-star steakhouse may require waiters and waitresses to wear formal attire, while a neighborhood diner allows leggings. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Help! My co-worker won’t stop talking: Ask HR," 14 Jan. 2020 But some things need to get old—fast—and that’s the point of Karl’s, a Detroit diner inside the Siren hotel that steps back in time to somewhere between 1940 and 1970. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Little Things: A Design Tour of Karl’s, a New Detroit Diner With a Vintage Vision," 13 Jan. 2020 To think that what started as a chance encounter over 5 decades ago in a London diner would take us both on the journey of a lifetime is beyond even my imagination. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, "Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Florence Pugh and More React to 2020 Oscar Nominations: 'Holy Crap'," 13 Jan. 2020 Scott modeled in several different locations, including a roller rink, a diner and an arcade. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Eminem's Daughter Hailie Jade Scott Celebrates Her 24th Birthday with Disco-Themed Photoshoot," 26 Dec. 2019 For a more intimate experience — as in, just a few diners in your party — try to snag a seat at the packed original location across town. Josie Sexton, The Know, "The best Denver restaurants to take visiting friends and family," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of diner

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of diner was in 1815

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8 Feb 2020

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“Diner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diner. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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diner

noun
How to pronounce diner (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of diner

: a person who is eating dinner in a restaurant
chiefly US : a small, informal, and inexpensive restaurant that looks like a railroad car

diner

noun
din·​er | \ ˈdī-nər How to pronounce diner (audio) \

Kids Definition of diner

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

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