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noun American English pronunciation: desk /desk/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a table that you sit at to write or work, often with drawers in it

    an oak desk

    I'm usually at my desk by nine o'clock in the morning.

  2. 2
    [singular] a place that provides information or a service, for example in a hotel or at an airport

    Leave a message for me at the desk.

    the reception/inquiry desk

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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