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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Among those employees found to have too much access were a bus driver in Highlands County and a lunchroom manager in Hillsborough County. Eve Rosen,, "Florida’s Auditor General focuses on student data protection," 10 Sep. 2019 Board of health chair Florence Miller announced 11 restaurants have received the Johnson Award, named for Oak Park’s first lunchroom, which operated in the 1890s at 124 Lake St. Award recipients were honored at the June 3 village board meeting. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park honors restaurants for cleanliness, citizens for health initiatives," 11 June 2019 The temporary, at-will staff that would receive pay increases include custodial substitutes, playground supervisors, substitute teaching assistants and lunchroom workers. Steve Schering,, "District 97 administrators seek pay increases for some non-union employees," 23 July 2019 In 2003, my son’s first grade class studied space and gathered in the lunchroom to watch the launch of The Columbia. Leslie Anne Tarabella,, "Apollo 11 stepping out in faith," 23 July 2019 His mother is a lunchroom kitchen aide at the Lee Road Elementary School in Hempstead. New York Times, "Tracy Dong, Joseph DeSario," 20 May 2018 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

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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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