Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is in the habit of dining from home, and in company; one who accepts many invitations to dinner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who often takes his dinner away from home, or in company.

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Examples

  • Liza Littlehawk for The Wall Street Journal Chicago's Topolobampo, an Obama favorite As far as we could determine, Sen. McCain is a regular-guy diner-out, happy to follow Arizona custom with a Tex-Mex combo platter but also loyal to the modestly adventurous gourmet food available near his ranch in the high desert north of Phoenix.

    The Candidates Dine Out

  • As a frequent visitor to your country and perforce a frequent diner-out, I admit to being "stumped," as we say in Australia (where, incidentally, much of our beef is grass-fed).

    A Schism among Bison Farmers

  • A miserly diner-out who decided to stage a dinner borrowed Clouet from the duke “to prepare and superintend” the meal.

    Savoring The Past

  • A miserly diner-out who decided to stage a dinner borrowed Clouet from the duke “to prepare and superintend” the meal.

    Savoring The Past

  • Cast in a form appropriate to the recollections of a diner-out, they still lead one to ask such questions as: What is art?

    Art & Life With the Rich

  • I never believe a statement made by a too-accurate man one bit more quickly than one made by a genial, entertaining diner-out.

    From a Girl's Point of View

  • Munden was a willing diner-out, and his conviviality made him a welcome guest at any board.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 534, February 18, 1832

  • He possesses two valuable qualifications in a diner-out -- an excellent appetite, and a habit of eating fast, consequently the meal is soon over.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 24, 1841

  • A diner-out must be able to hold his own in a conversation in which all sorts of distant, as well as near, contributors take part.

    Conversation What to Say and How to Say it

  • Particularly has the soup-spoon its Scylla and Charybdis, and if a careless eater make a hissing sound as he eats his soup, the well-bred diner-out looks round with dismay.

    Manners and Social Usages

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