eat·​ery | \ ˈē-tə-rē How to pronounce eatery (audio) \
plural eateries

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we usually go to lunch at an eatery that is just around the corner from the office
Recent Examples on the Web Contact your favorite farm-to-table eatery and arrange for your foodie friend to tag along while their chef shops at the local market. Outside Online, "Get Adventurous with Your Gifting This Year," 11 Nov. 2019 San Antonio restaurateurs may have to be more upfront about how clean their eateries are under a proposal being floated by city health officials. Joshua Fechter,, "San Antonio could require restaurants to display their health inspection grades," 31 Oct. 2019 James Tinker opened his seafood eatery on Park Street 17 years ago, and has been in the business for nearly four decades. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Hartford’s Parkville Market opens next year. Here’s a sneak peek at the food vendors that will be there," 24 Oct. 2019 The fine dining eateries are located within Generation Par’sk Redemption Square district. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Meet the chef bringing more fine dining to Lake Houston area," 20 Dec. 2019 Mavrix will share a portion of the Pavilions that is occupied by Burlington Coat Factory and Hobby Lobby, as well as eateries Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Taco Bell, Arby’s and Starbucks. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Mavrix entertainment center is bringing bowling, laser tag and more to Scottsdale," 19 Dec. 2019 One of Five Points’ newest eateries has perfected the art of the chicken tenders. al, "7 new Birmingham places to add to your 2020 dining list," 17 Dec. 2019 The appeal — and scalability — of this breakfast and lunch eatery isn’t hard to see. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This biscuit-based breakfast spot is taking over Louisville — and is 'worth every crumb'," 11 Dec. 2019 Almost every Portland eatery these days seems to offer CBD in something. oregonlive, "CBD-obsessed drinkery Ablis Experience arrives at Pine Street Market in downtown Portland," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of eatery

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eatery was in 1901

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9 Jan 2020

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“Eatery.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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chiefly US, informal : a usually small and informal restaurant

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