lunch·​room | \ˈlənch-ˌrüm, -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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Your blackness and your otherness are in your face every day in the lunchroom and at recess. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Reimagining Black Experience in the Radical Drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola," 17 July 2018 Everything about an elementary school concert is unpredictable from the time it's scheduled (4:48 p.m.?) to the number of chairs in the lunchroom/stage to the performance itself. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Great Mom Debate: Is It Rude to Leave Your Child's Concert After Their Part is Done?," 12 Dec. 2011 The former competitive Irish dancer performed a traditional Irish reel with kindergarten teacher Molly Thornton before two lunchrooms of wide-eyed students at Roosevelt School on Friday. Jennifer Johnson,, "Cultural Awareness Week: Roosevelt School in Park Ridge embraces its student heritage," 12 Mar. 2018 The girls sold them in school lunchrooms on April 23, the day after Earth Day, nearly selling them all out by the end of the week. Deborah Kadin,, "'They were the rock stars': River Forest teens honored for boosting students' waste disposal practices," 10 July 2018 Posters will be displayed around the lunchrooms during this school year. Deborah Kadin,, "'They were the rock stars': River Forest teens honored for boosting students' waste disposal practices," 10 July 2018 The Australian chef and founder of the lab sits at the edge of the communal lunchroom surrounded by his team, a mix of PhD food scientists and some of the country’s top chefs. Janelle Nanos,, "Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?," 27 June 2018 The menu reminded me of my high school lunchroom — cold cereal and scrambled eggs; burgers for lunch — a sensation amplified once seats filled up and people circled holding orange plastic trays, searching for a welcoming table. Anchorage Daily News, "A DIY trip through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 26 May 2018 The lunchroom bullying was so bad that Joanna started packing her lunch and eating in a separate room with a smaller group of kids. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How Joanna Gaines's Heritage Shaped the Person She Is Today," 21 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, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of lunchroom

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

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