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    Question equivalence finding in English

    What do American call a person who is most of the time eating sth alone without sharing it with his friends.....in other words, imagine you are going to a restaurant, and when you get there, all of a sudden, you'll see that your friend is already eating sth alone without telling ya to come with....(almost humorous)


    she is a .........!

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    Re: equivalence finding in English

    Quote Originally Posted by persianboy_47 View Post
    What do American​s call a person who is most of the time usually eating eats sth something alone without sharing it with his friends. In other words, imagine you are going to a restaurant, and when you get there, all of a sudden, you'll you see that your friend is already eating sth something alone without telling inviting ya you to come with join them. (almost humorous) It's almost funny!


    He/she is a .........
    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't know of a word for such a person. It's a very specific situation.

    Note my corrections above. Please make sure you use complete words on the forum. "sth" works in dictionary definitions where space is at a premium but here we use full words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    The gender shifted from "he" to "she" for no apparent reason.

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    #4

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    You will sometimes hear a such a person called a 'loner', but it isn't specific just to eating. A loner tends to do everything by themselves, not just eating.
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    #5

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    In Iran do they believe in sharing food?

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    #6

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    It seems like a fairly normal thing to do. So, I don't think there's be a name for it.
    What do you call someone who eats with his friends? Again, nothing.
    Last edited by Raymott; 14-Dec-2015 at 15:34. Reason: typo

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    #7

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    Maybe in Iran it"s unusual for somebody to eat alone (at least in public).

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    Re: equivalence finding in English

    If I had arranged to meet a friend in a restaurant and, when I arrived, my friend had already ordered and started eating, I would be surprised and a bit put out but I don't have a name for that behaviour. Maybe my friend was really hungry or in a terrible rush or maybe he/she is just selfish generally. If that were that the case, though, I would probably know that already.
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    #10

    Re: equivalence finding in English

    Or unclubbable is you want something a bit stronger.

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