lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of lunchroom

2 : a room (as in a school) where lunches supplied on the premises or brought from home may be eaten

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The conversation with an acquaintance outside the lunchroom doors. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "They survived a school shooting as freshmen. Four years later, a diploma doesn’t erase the pain.," 10 June 2018 The annual Pen Pal Tea Party, where the unknown pals meet each other for the first time, was held in the school’s lunchroom a couple of weeks ago. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: There’s always something new to find in this ordinary old farmhouse," 16 June 2019 And the study found food waste, a troubling national problem in the lunchroom, remained relatively unchanged. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Why is the USDA downplaying good news about this Obama-era school nutrition program?," 7 June 2019 The custodian locked the school doors and teachers herded students into the gymnasium and lunchroom, where adults stood guard at entrances. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network," 16 May 2019 The collapse sent a wave of thick mud sweeping over nearby company offices and a busy lunchroom, and through the outskirts of Brumadinho, killing about 300 people. ... Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Iron-Ore Producer Vale Estimates Sales Impact of Dam Disaster," 28 Mar. 2019 In short, students are encouraged to shift from being couch potatoes to cultivating lunchroom tomatoes. Dean Fosdick, The Seattle Times, "Many schools keep gardening efforts going all summer," 23 July 2018 The dam, owned by Brazilian iron-ore giant Vale SA, burst on Friday, burying the company’s local offices, a busy lunchroom and a nearby village under a thick layer of reddish-brown muck. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Death Toll From Brazilian Dam Collapse Jumps to 99," 30 Jan. 2019 This summer, plans call for expanding Maine South’s cafeteria by enclosing the outdoor patio area between the lunchroom and the rear hallway. Jennifer Johnson,, "District 207 school board approves $145K purchase of new cafeteria seating," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of lunchroom

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchroom

: a large room in a school or business where people eat lunch


lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of lunchroom

: a room (as in a school) where lunch may be eaten

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