eat·ery | \ˈē-tə-rē \
plural eateries

Definition of eatery 

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café (also cafe), 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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Restaurateur Corey Wry has closed and sold one local eatery and is seeking a buyer for another. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Manchester Sandwich Shop Pastrami On Wry Closes, Owner Looks To Sell Corey's Catsup & Mustard," 11 July 2018 This year the food festival will be held at Howl at the Moon in Boston’s Financial District ($30) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event showcases 15 eateries that cook authentic dishes of their homeland. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Flavors from around the world, all in one place," 9 July 2018 City officials said the city could be more specific as to the names of restaurants or eateries on a kiosk. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Yorkville looks at signs to draw more people downtown," 9 July 2018 Today Judy Petrungaro, the current owner, operates it as Old Town Mall — a collection of stores, eateries and offices. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "New mural in Crete opens a window into historic building's past," 6 July 2018 She is being interviewed by the eatery's owner for a server position, but the talk is filled with awkward silences. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "Starz's 'Sweetbitter' is an introduction to life's flavors," 25 May 2018 The robber got out of a white sedan and asked an employee, who was waiting at the restaurant's door to be let inside, what time the eatery's lobby opened. Laura Mcknight,, "2nd man arrested in string of robberies at New Orleans restaurants," 23 May 2018 But before the wrecking ball swings, he's taken through the eatery's incredible 100-year history and the tale of Southern migrants who risked everything to build a new life up North. Andrea Simakis,, "'The Royale,' inspired by boxer Jack Johnson, brings fight for freedom to stage (preview)," 13 May 2018 In February, the eatery's DL39 doughnut was featured on the Food Network's Grill Dads program. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Doughnut Lounge abruptly closes three area shops just months after expanding | The Kansas City Star," 10 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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