A room or building often located on a school campus which proports to offer comestibles to the masses. However, one most often finds that the fare available in cafeterias does not truly resemble any known food substances. In fact, upon further investigation most knowlegable people flee in horror and disgust from the so-called meals. Others, be they gluttons for punishment (both literal and figurative) or simply starved past the point of reason, choose to ignore the warnings that their senses of sight, smell, touch, and taste are screaming at them, and foolishly proceed to shovel the not-quite deadly toxins into their bodies. For these unlucky individuals a cafeteria can provide them with just enough energy to survive for a few more hours.
I strapped for cash today so I'll have to eat at the cafeteria.

The cafeteria will be serving leftovers today.
by a bibliophile July 14, 2006
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A term used by locals referring to the Taco Bell located on 18 East 14th Street in Greenwich Village/Union Square New York. It's called the cafeteria due to the nature of the people who frequent this location (junkies, transients, weirdos from Union Square park), and also because of it's size. You can also do pretty much anything here, sleep, lounge and even maybe eat the food.
Is there a fast food place close by?

yo, right down the way..there's a cafeteria.

A cafeteria?

Yeah they also call it Taco Bell.
by pogtastic October 26, 2011
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A television cook-show hosted by Randy Marsh.
Making sure you keep your cooking fresh with Cafeteria Fraiche, you must remember to keep it fraiche.
Cafeteria Fraiche;
"Now olive oil does have a low smoke point so keep that heat low and keep it fraiiiichee. OHh OHH thats so F*cking hot, look at that crust its perfect, F*ck Yeah!''
by Cheelos November 21, 2010
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When you cant tell the difference between shit and the food on the plate, and your friend is still eating it.
Friend has Cafeteria Food on their plate that looks like real shit.

You ask them what it is

They say its food.

Then you say: "You have mistaken shit for food."
by cscherme March 7, 2009
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a Roman Catholic who chooses to follow what ever church idea or prohibition they choose to at his/her own discretion
She was a Cafeteria Catholic. Her daughter will most likely be one as well.
by The Return of Light Joker November 17, 2007
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Someone you NEVER want to see naked.It's that large oafish woman who wears the plastic hair bonnet that dollops mashed taters all over your lunch tray. Usually looks as if she could be equally employed as a female prison guard.
I had a horrible dream where the cafeteria lady was sunbathing in the nude on the playground.
by wolfbait51 January 27, 2011
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