diner

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See also: dîner and dīner

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dine +‎ -er

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diner (plural diners)

  1. One who dines, an eater.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?
    • Calvin Trillin (1935-)
      When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
  2. A dining car in a railroad train.
    • Richard Gutman
      The diner is everybody's kitchen.
  3. A restaurant modeled after a railroad dining car, typically small and serving lower-class fare.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēnārius.

Noun[edit]

diner m (plural diners)

  1. (usually in plural) money

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diner

  1. Alternative spelling of dîner.

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diner

  1. Alternative form of dner.