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

Examples of lunchroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the dissenters in this case, would concede that a teacher who quietly says grace in the lunchroom, before having lunch, would be engaged in private religious activity. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 5 July 2022 Before the big stages, TV shows and movie soundtracks, there was an elementary school lunchroom. Matt Wake |, al, 26 May 2022 For the video, Auerbach played a cigar-puffing janitor and Carney a lunchroom cook serving horse meat to vegan students. Bobby Olivier, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2022 Her father drives a cab; her mother is a lunchroom attendant. New York Times, 25 Jan. 2022 But that doesn’t account for the lunchroom, which Ferrell and West both said was already too small for the school. Paul Gattis |, al, 25 Feb. 2022 These days, lunchroom conversations and coffee breaks regularly turn into stress sessions over inflation. Etta Money, Forbes, 18 May 2022 For about two hours, Alan Schott listened as a teacher, the principal and the lunchroom supervisor from his daughters’ school detailed their concerns. Molly Parker, ProPublica, 22 Apr. 2022 For years, school counselors have asked for a job description at the state level, since many end up proctoring tests, on lunchroom duty, substitute teaching and other tasks that aren’t aligned with their skills and education. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lunchroom

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lunchroom was in 1830

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13 Jul 2022

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“Lunchroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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