lun·​cheon·​ette | \ ˌlən-chə-ˈnet How to pronounce luncheonette (audio) \

Definition of luncheonette

: a small restaurant serving light lunches

Examples of luncheonette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In America, her father built a new life and owned a Brooklyn, New York, luncheonette, Ziff said. Bobby Ross Jr.,, 24 Oct. 2021 At Richy’s, a Hyde Park luncheonette, general store, and staple among mayoral candidates, the mood Monday swung from apathy to excitement., 13 Sep. 2021 There may be no more emblematic culinary pivot of the last 18 months in Portland than Mama Đút, a vegan Vietnamese luncheonette whose origin story reads like a film script. Jordan Michelman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 Sister and brother, chefs Corinna Mozo and Pabolo Monzo, modeled the restaurant after their grandfather's luncheonette which operated in the 1940s and 1950s in Cuba. Kimberly Lyn, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 Other subway-adjacent businesses had followed the barbershop in the space: a grocery store, a luncheonette. Willy Blackmore, Curbed, 14 Apr. 2021 On the second Saturday in March, the owners of Gertie, a Jewish-American luncheonette in Brooklyn, finalized a last step in the makeover of their year-old restaurant. Matthew Haag, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2020 On Howie, Harold, and David’s watch, the Fairway store grew, expanding into Tibbs luncheonette next door, then into the adjoining drugstore, and then into the D’Agostino supermarket to the north. Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic, 17 June 2020 There's much to look forward to at the luncheonette, not least of which is actually sitting in the restaurant someday and staying awhile. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of luncheonette

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Luncheonette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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