Etymology
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automat (n.)

"automated cafeteria," 1903, probably from automatic (adj.), though the system itself is said to have originated in Germany, and the word may be from German. Earlier it meant "an automaton" (1670s).

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Definitions of automat

automat (n.)
a vending machine from which you can get food;
automat (n.)
a cafeteria where food is served from machines;
From wordnet.princeton.edu