lun·​cheon·​ette ˌlən-chə-ˈnet How to pronounce luncheonette (audio)
: a small restaurant serving light lunches

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This luncheonette is a neighborhood institution and is conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan just under a mile from the finish line. Kylee Van Horn And Allison Knott, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2022 The life at the luncheonette and the bowling alley, scrambling for a few bucks... Terry Pluto, cleveland, 5 June 2022 The luncheonette in downtown Hackensack became their life. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 5 June 2022 Hours before some games, the team would show up at the luncheonette. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 5 June 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luncheonette was in 1913

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“Luncheonette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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lun·​cheon·​ette ˌlən-chə-ˈnet How to pronounce luncheonette (audio)
: a place where light lunches are sold

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