Definition of dinner lady in English:

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dinner lady


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British informal
A woman who serves meals to children in a school.
Example sentences
  • My wife also served as a dinner lady at the school.
  • I remember on June 6, 1944, just before I left school at 14 years old, we went into school dinner and our dinner lady told us that our boys had invaded France.
  • A local dinner lady has challenged a group which claims school meals are ‘muck off a truck’ to try her food.
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