eat·​ery | \ˈē-tə-rē \
plural eateries

Definition of eatery 

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Synonyms for eatery


beanery, café (also cafe), caff [British], diner, grill, restaurant

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Examples of eatery in a Sentence

we usually go to lunch at an eatery that is just around the corner from the office

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Readers, what are your favorite eateries where kids can eat for free? Sally Deneen,, "Free kid's meals offered at South Florida restaurants," 12 July 2018 Gelato gets packed in a croissant, doused in espresso, and made into sundaes and shakes at this Disney Springs eatery. Lauren Delgado,, "Take a break from steamy summer with cool, creamy gelato," 12 July 2018 The Woolen Mills Eating House Old meets new at this charming eatery by the Ha’penny Bridge, on the north side of the River Liffey. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 2018 That came at the end of a week in which Nielsen and White House domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller were heckled at separate Mexican eateries in D.C. One website even posted Miller’s personal cellphone number. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Liberal hostility toward Trump aides could galvanize the GOP base," 25 June 2018 Earlier Thursday afternoon, while getting lunch at the classic New York eatery Cipriani, the ring was not worn. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Justin Bieber Pump-Faked an Engagement," 22 June 2018 Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, used violence, threats and intimidation on the African-American employee who worked at the eatery in Conway, according to the US Justice Department. Faith Karimi, CNN, "SC manager pleads guilty to beating black worker, not paying him for years," 7 June 2018 Settling into a high-top seat at the eatery in the team’s practice facility, McPhee asks a waitress to turn a TV to the NHL Network, which is replaying the clincher. Alex Prewitt,, "How the Roster Decisions of Golden Knights GM George McPhee Color the Stanley Cup Final," 28 May 2018 The crash sent stunned patrons scrambling Sunday afternoon at the eatery about 30 miles west of Charlotte. CBS News, "Man who allegedly drove car into family struggled with mental illness, pastor says," 21 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of eatery

: a usually small and informal restaurant

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