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Definition of "diner" []

  • One that dines: midnight diners enjoying the meal after the theater. (noun)
  • See dining car. (noun)
  • A small, usually inexpensive restaurant with a long counter and booths and housed in a building designed to resemble a dining car. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diner" in a sentence
  • "And my husband and I, who follow all the conventional coffee ideas, have a secret love at least it was secret until now for what we call diner coffee, which you get from diners and cheap restaurants."
  • "Just beyond the diner is the New Empress movie theater, and on Saturday afternoons you will see a group of kids lined up outside waiting to go in and see a Western, some cartoons, and a chapter in the Buck Rogers weekly serial."
  • "Such behavior might make sense when a diner is willing to put up with a mediocre meal at a crowded chain restaurant to avoid the risk of food poisoning at a quirky neighborhood joint."