Lunch lady

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Lunch lady is an American term for a woman who cooks and serves food in a school cafeteria. The equivalent British English term is "dinner lady" and is sometimes called a cafeteria lady. Sometimes, a dinner lady also patrols the school playgrounds during the lunch breaks to help maintain order.

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