One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A building or room providing meals and recreational facilities for officers in the armed forces.‘I soon settled into the rhythm of life in the officers' mess’
- ‘The children enjoyed their stay in an officers mess.’
- ‘The officers mess is to be converted into a hotel.’
- ‘He told us that he had found the officers mess deserted.’
- ‘He was the new bartender in the officers mess.’
- ‘Enemy civilians had planted a bomb in an officers mess.’
- ‘Empire was a vast outdoor extension of the gentleman's club, officers mess, or masonic lodge.’
- ‘We were interviewed by three chaplains before going to the Officers Mess for lunch.’
- ‘He presided over a maritime mess dinner in the Officers Mess at Mount Pleasant.’
- ‘News of the signing of the Armistice sparked off some riotous behaviour in the Officers Mess.’
- ‘In order to take his call the C. O. had apparently to be called out from the Officers Mess.’
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