Kitchen-supper meaning

(dated) The evening meal served for servants, separate from the family's meal.

The cook prided herself on making the kitchen supper as delicious as the family's dinner.

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An informal or semiformal meal served for guests, not necessarily one served in the kitchen.

The couple threw an impromptu kitchen supper when the dinner reservations fell through.

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Origin of kitchen-supper

  • From the fact that servants of a household were generally subordinate to the kitchen, and were expected to eat away from the family members.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the idea that the hosts forgo the dining room for the more private and relaxed kitchen.

    From Wiktionary