Definition of stolovaya in English:

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stolovaya

Pronunciation: /stəˈlɒvəjə/

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noun

(In Russia) a cafeteria or canteen: in Soviet stolovayas ill-tempered women plopped the food on to Bakelite plates
More example sentences
  • The stolovayas of Russia tend to distinguish themselves from the norm by allotting themselves some bizarrely fanciful and exotic names such as "Stolovaya number 35".
  • The stolovaya was filling up with workmen, who had to deposit baskets of tools as well as many layers of outer garments.
  • They might have taken lunch at the local stolovaya but otherwise they cooked at home.

Origin

Russian.

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