al desko

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Blend of alfresco +‎ desk.


al desko (not comparable)

  1. (humorous) At a desk (typically used of eating).
    • 1981 January 30, Stephanie Mansfield, “The Last Memo”, in The Washington Post:
      Lunches usually consist of cold sandwiches consumed al desko.
    • 1994 March 29, “Workers Are Increasingly In To Lunch”, in Philadelphia Daily News:
      The number of folks who have taken to dining al desko is causing some new problems in the workplace.
    • 2004 November 12, Alex Elgar, “Dining 'Al desko'”, in The CB Friday:
      A recent study published in a British daily claimed that dining ‘al desko’ was fast becoming the new norm for office workers.
    • 2020, Noreena Hertz, chapter 11, in The Lonely Century, Hodder & Stoughton, →ISBN:
      We need to encourage our children to ask the child sitting alone at lunch whether they'd like company, and we need to do the same for that work colleague who always eats their lunch alone al desko, even when we'd rather dine on our own.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:al desko.

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