clip joint


clip joint
noun
a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
Hypernyms: ↑spot

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noun
Etymology: clip (III)
1. : a place of public entertainment (as a café or nightclub) that makes a practice of defrauding patrons (as by gross overcharging)
2. : a business establishment regarded as making a practice of overcharging

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1. Slang. a business, esp. a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
2. Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.
[1930-35, Amer.]

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clip joint noun (slang)
A place of entertainment, eg a night-club, where customers are overcharged or cheated
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Main Entry:clip

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clip joint,
U.S. Slang. a store, bar, amusement place, or other place of business, where customers are overcharged or otherwise defrauded.

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n. informal a nightclub or bar that charges exorbitant prices

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noun, pl ⋯ joints [count]
slang : a business (such as a bar or nightclub) that makes its customers pay too much money

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ˈclip joint f7 [clip joint clip joints] noun (informal, disapproving)
a ↑nightclub which charges prices that are too high

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • clip joint — n informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: clip to charge too much money, cheat (1900 2000), from CLIP22] a ↑nightclub that charges an unfairly high price for drinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clip joint — clip ,joint noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a store, restaurant, or NIGHTCLUB that is too expensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clip joint — clip′ joint n. cvb sts Slang. a business, esp. a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • clip joint — ☆ clip joint n. Slang a nightclub, restaurant, store, etc. that charges excessive prices …   English World dictionary

  • Clip joint — A clip joint or fleshpot is an establishment, usually a strip club or entertainment bar, typically one claiming to offer adult entertainment or bottle service, in which customers are tricked into paying money and receive poor goods or services,… …   Wikipedia

  • clip joint — {n.}, {slang} A low class night club or other business where people are cheated. * /The man got drunk and lost all his money in a clip joint./ * /The angry woman said the store was a clip joint./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clip joint — {n.}, {slang} A low class night club or other business where people are cheated. * /The man got drunk and lost all his money in a clip joint./ * /The angry woman said the store was a clip joint./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clip\ joint — noun slang A low class night club or other business where people are cheated. The man got drunk and lost all his money in a clip joint. The angry woman said the store was a clip joint …   Словарь американских идиом

  • clip joint — n. a business establishment that cheats customers. □ That place is a clip joint. Stay away. □ The clip joint on Fourth Street was busted last night …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • clip joint — a low class business where people are cheated They went into a clip joint near the bus station and had to pay a lot of money …   Idioms and examples