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

Examples of eatery in a Sentence

we usually go to lunch at an eatery that is just around the corner from the office
Recent Examples on the Web Venture just minutes away from Main Street to the Depot District for some of the town's best eateries (such as the Thorny Oyster), boutiques, and the local Bay St. Louis Little Theatre. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 In the last six months, at least a dozen or so new restaurants have opened, including Tyler Lepley’s eatery, Lepley’s Kitchen and Lounge. Essence, 28 Nov. 2023 Casa Colina, the property's signature eatery, offers indoor and outdoor seating with sweeping views of the Rockies and midcentury modern decor. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 While the latter is revered for his New York eateries that blend good taste with equally tasty cuisine, his home is less designed. Joshua Glass, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 In car-loving California, a popular sit-down restaurant has joined the ranks of drive-through eateries. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Like most eateries these days, off-premises plays a major role. Gary Stern, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 As the ladies left, fans gathered in front of the eatery for a chance to see the stars. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 Comedy videos about customer service and asinine Atlanta eatery rules were already popular on TikTok but have seen major pickup since Lee’s viral videos. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eatery was in 1901

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“Eatery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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