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See also: Diner, 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, in 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 typically small restaurant, usually modeled after a railroad dining car, that serves lower-class fare, normally having a counter with stools along one side and booths on the other, and often decorated in 50s and 60s pop culture themes and playing popular music from those decades.

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From Latin dēnārius.

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diner m (plural diners)

  1. (usually in the plural) money

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Borrowed from French diner.

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  • Hyphenation: di‧ner

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diner n (plural diners, diminutive dinertje n)

  1. dinner, supper

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diner

  1. Alternative spelling of dîner

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diner m (plural diners)

  1. diner (a small and inexpensive type of restaurant)

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diner

  1. Alternative form of dner