What does cafeteria mean?

cafeteria meaning in General Dictionary

A restaurant or cafeacute of which the patrons serve themselves with meals kept at a counter usually having to pay a cashier at the conclusion of the counter and taking the meals to tables to eat

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  • a restaurant for which you offer yourself and pay a cashier

cafeteria meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1839, United states English, from Mexican Spanish cafeteria "coffee shop," from caf

cafeteria - Spanish to English


cafeteria - German to English

buttery [Br.]

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  • cafeteria
  • mess hall [Am.]

cafeteria - French to English


Sentence Examples with the word cafeteria

A familiar shape in the dark corner of the cafeteria caught his attention as he passed, and he paused to raise a hand in greeting.

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