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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1800-1900
Language: American Spanish
Origin: 'coffee shop', from Spanish café 'coffee'

cafeteria

noun
     
caf‧e‧te‧ri‧a [countable]
DF a restaurant, often in a factory, college etc, where you choose from foods that have already been cooked and carry your own food to a table [= canteen British English]
the school cafeteria
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