Definition of stolovaya in English:

stolovaya

noun

  • (in Russia) a cafeteria or canteen.

    ‘in Soviet stolovayas ill-tempered women plopped the food on to Bakelite plates’
    • ‘They might have taken lunch at the local stolovaya but otherwise they cooked at home.’
    • ‘The stolovaya was filling up with workmen, who had to deposit baskets of tools as well as many layers of outer garments.’
    • ‘For supper, we went to the railway workers' stolovaya.’
    • ‘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".’
    • ‘There was no incentive to remain in the stolovaya after eating.’
    restaurant, cafeteria, refectory, mess hall
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Origin

Russian.

Pronunciation

stolovaya

/stəˈlɒvəjə/