Meaning of “diner” in the English Dictionary

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"diner" in British English

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dinernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaɪ.nər/ us /ˈdaɪ.nɚ/

someone who is eating a meal, especially in a restaurant

in the US, a small informal and inexpensive restaurant, often at the side of the road

(Definition of “diner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diner" in American English

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dinernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑɪ·nər/

someone who eats a meal, esp. in a restaurant:

He comes in very early – he’s an early diner.

A diner is a cheap, informal restaurant that traditionally is long and narrow and looks like part of a train, in which people sit at a counter (= long table) and also in booths (= partly enclosed areas on either side of a table).

(Definition of “diner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)