lunchroom

noun

lunch·​room ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
1
2
: a room (as in a school) where lunches supplied on the premises or brought from home may be eaten

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And the lunchroom where employees gathered and shared food from several cultures is now off-limits. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, 1 July 2020 Legend has it that Hering was a hat salesperson who first shared her homemade lunch with a hungry customer at the store, launching a secret lunchroom that inspired Marshall Field to open restaurants to huge success. Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 In the everywhere workplace, there is no watercooler or lunchroom where employees can strike up those everyday conversations that are intrinsic to developing relationships that ultimately strengthen a company’s culture. Sal Viveros, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Security and law enforcement officers will remain on campus to monitor common areas like hallways, bathrooms, and the lunchroom, as well as assist with dismissal. Zareen Syed, Chicago Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 The class meets at 10:30 Wednesdays, in a cheerful gym just past a lunchroom where mobility devices mingle with chairs around tables. Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Sep. 2022 High school lunchroom ciphers led the formation of his first group, Special Ops. Max Bell, SPIN, 22 Sep. 2022 Adding depth – or even a big-time contributor – may be just a simple conversation in the lunchroom away. al, 4 Aug. 2022 Who’s the lunchroom stud who makes female hearts go thud? Chris Norris, SPIN, 13 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunchroom was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Lunchroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunchroom. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

lunchroom

noun
lunch·​room ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
1
2
: a room (as in a school) where lunches may be eaten
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