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Meaning of "dinner lady" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DINNER LADY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DINNER LADY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dinner lady is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DINNER LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lunch lady

Lunch lady is an American slang term for a woman who cooks and serves food in a school cafeteria. The equivalent British English term is "dinner lady" and is sometimes called a Cafeteria lady. Sometimes, a dinner lady also patrols the school playgrounds during the lunch breaks to maintain order.

Definition of dinner lady in the English dictionary

The definition of dinner lady in the dictionary is a female cook or canteen worker in a school.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DINNER LADY

dinner
dinner bell
dinner dance
dinner duty
dinner hour
dinner jacket
dinner knife
dinner knives
dinner money
dinner party
dinner plate
dinner roll
dinner service
dinner suit
dinner table
dinner theater
dinner theatre
dinner trolley
dinner wagon
dinner-dance

WORDS THAT END LIKE DINNER LADY

bag lady
bearded lady
cleaning lady
find the lady
first lady
lady
leading lady
lollipop lady
maiden lady
malady
milady
my lady
naked lady
old lady
painted lady
pink lady
shopping bag lady
tea lady
white lady
young lady

Synonyms and antonyms of dinner lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dinner lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DINNER LADY

Find out the translation of dinner lady to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dinner lady from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dinner lady» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

晚餐的女士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cena dama
570 millions of speakers

English

dinner lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रात के खाने महिला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سيدة عشاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ужин леди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Refeitório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডিনার ভদ্রমহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dame de dîner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makan malam wanita
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abendessen Dame
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

夕食の女性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

저녁 식사 아가씨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nedha bengi wanita
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bữa ăn tối phụ nữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரவு விருந்தினர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डिनर महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Akşam yemeği hanımefendi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cena signora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obiad pani
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вечерю леді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cină doamnă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δείπνο κυρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aandete lady
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

middag dam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

middag dame
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dinner lady

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DINNER LADY»

The term «dinner lady» is normally little used and occupies the 126.969 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DINNER LADY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dinner lady» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dinner lady» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dinner lady

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DINNER LADY»

Discover the use of dinner lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dinner lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mr Majeika and the Dinner Lady
'Sometimes, ' whispered Jody.
Humphrey Carpenter, 2004
2
The Dinner Lady: Change the Way Your Children Eat, for Life
This user-friendly family cookbook written by school cook Jeanette Orrey (the dinner lady), is full of simple, delicious and healthy recipes, all big hits from her kitchen, and accompanied by personal comments from the children at St. ...
Jeanette Orrey, 2005
3
Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books.
Francesca Simon, 2013
4
Jake Cake: The Robot Dinner Lady: The Robot Dinner Lady
In this second book of a four-book series, Jake discovers the school dinner lady is a robot (and she can't cook chips!), he has goblins in his garden (they're green and they bite) and he's tricked by a really tricky witch (trouble!).
Michael Broad, 2007
5
Second Helpings from the Dinner Lady: With Over 120 Quick ...
The emphasis of this book is on the home and eating together - these are recipes that the whole family can enjoy, although there is also a section at the back which gives quantities for 96 that is useful for dinner ladies!
Jeanette Orrey, 2006
6
The Dinner Lady
Newly available from Coronet, an early East End saga by Sally Worboyes, set during the 1960s.
Sally Worboyes, 2003
7
Music Therapy and Group Work: Sound Company
Suddenly, the dinner lady puts her head around the door, looking for some information from a teacher about the number of dinners required that day. Child B vocalizes anxiously in response to the intrusion, while another calls out the dinner ...
Alison Davies, Eleanor Richards, 2002
8
Listen Here! Intermediate Listening Activities
Suddenly, in the middle of dinner, Lady Paula put her hands to her neck and cried out in horror, 'My diamonds! Where are they? My diamond necklace is missing!' The dinner was left half eaten on the table, as everybody started searching the ...
Clare West, 2010
9
Phineas Redux
When he came into the drawing—room before dinner, Lady Chiltern and Adelaide were both there, and Adelaide immediately began to ask questions about the kennel and the hunts— men. But she studiously kept at a distance from him, and ...
Anthony Trollope, John Bowen, 2011
10
The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson
10 'After dinner Lady Nelson, who sat opposite to her husband (by the way he never spoke during dinner and looked blacker than all the devils), perhaps injudiciously, but with a good intention, peeled some walnuts and offered them to him in ...
Terry Coleman, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DINNER LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dinner lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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Allison Pearson: How we forgot our table manners - Telegraph
One dinner lady, who works in a local school, says she can tell instantly which kids have proper mealtimes at home, and those who are allowed ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Hilda raises a glass to her 100th birthday
Hilda also spent time working at Rists Wires and Cables, in Newcastle before taking on dinner lady duties at Hempstalls Primary School, ... «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
Bygones: Week-long summer camp at Sutton-on-Sea was highlight
Lynn Scrivener's mum was a dinner lady and I remember John Luing on the back row. Could it be David Saunders, back row, second for the ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Race for Life 2015: 90 pictures of Bristol ladies with one goal in mind …
Louisa, 44, a dinner lady at Luckwell primary and a carer for her mother-in-law, Shirley Nelson from Hartcliffe, said she ran 5k every day and ... «Bristol Post, Jul 15»
5
The new Wonga advert: 'its name is worse than mud'
“What are you responsible for?” asks a sensible lady voiceover, as we meet a dinner lady, a groundsman, a housewife, an art gallery attendant ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Actor Brian Conley: I've grown up with show business
With mum as a dinner lady, you could say we had our own little outside broadcast unit between us!” Brian Conley GETTY. Brian Conley and ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Harold Hill family 'over the moon' with return of Flash the tortoise
The dinner lady later revealed to Jill that her friend who works for Havering Council was clearing up the neighbour's house when Flash ... «Romford Recorder, Jul 15»
8
'I welcomed Cameron into my home, but his talk on British Muslims …
... detoxifying his party's brand, he was the unlikely house guest of Abdullah and Shahida Rehman, a neighbourhood warden and dinner lady. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
10 things Stokies will appreciate about a heatwave in Stoke-on-Trent
"It'll all end at the weekend, this kind of pressure leads to storms," argues Beryl, a former school dinner lady from Ball Green, and to your ... «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Mixed views as Haudagain plans go on display in Aberdeen
Retired dinner lady, Irene Robertson, 69, said she was relieved that the houses in front of her property were not coming down. She added: “Our ... «Aberdeen Evening Express, Jul 15»

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