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What does "Eighty-six" mean?
If you hear a waitress say "Eighty-six" at a diner or restaurant, it's just another way to say "Cancel the order." May also be used to say the kitchen is out of something, and sometimes it refers to choosing not to serve a particular customer. There are hundreds of other popular diner lingo phrases - to learn more, check out the links below or browse the rest of our restaurant slang dictionary.
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