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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A restaurant.

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  • n. a restaurant or café, etc.

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  • n. a building where people go to eat

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  • Ah. Had to look that one up. I'm not sure if you're referring to the TV show or the magazine. I rarely watch TV, but I was amused that their URL is www.ew.com. I mean, eewwww...

    November 11, 2007

  • EW = Entertainment Weekly.

    November 11, 2007

  • Such behavior in eateries is entouraging.

    November 11, 2007

  • Is "EW" an acronym for something, or are you referring to the ubiquitous "eeewwwww?"

    November 11, 2007

  • That reminds me of all those incredibly irritating, yet very occasionally clever terms used in Variety: click here for a very teensy sample.

    November 11, 2007

  • That was actually quite painful to read.

    November 11, 2007

  • Yeah, but in EW-speak, celebs are always spotted by the paparazzi hanging out at the latest swank Hollywood eatery with their latest galpals or boytoys, possibly in deep discussion with their agents about landing a role in the forthcoming Springsteen biopic due to be helmed (or possibly lensed) by Spielberg.

    November 11, 2007

  • I think beanery is pretty cute. Eatery is disgusting.

    November 11, 2007

  • Probably, palooka, and beanery must the second ugliest word in the word.

    November 11, 2007

  • Is an eatery related to a beanery?

    November 11, 2007

  • This gets my vote as the ugliest word in existence.

    November 11, 2007

  • That's worst of all!

    November 11, 2007

  • But what if it's a swank Hollywood eatery?

    November 10, 2007

  • An eatery is usually, but not always, a godawful place.

    November 10, 2007