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In Italy: an establishment, incorporating bathrooms and restrooms and frequently providing the services of a barber, shoeshiner, etc., typically situated at a railway station for the daytime refreshment of travellers.
Early 20th century. From Italian albergo diurno, lit. ‘daytime hotel’ from albergo + diurno daily, relating to daytime (see diurn(e).
albergo diurno/alˈbəːɡəʊ ˌdʌɪˈəːnəʊ/
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