greasy spoon


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greasy spoon

n. Slang
A small, inexpensive, often unsanitary restaurant.

greasy spoon

n
(Cookery) slang a small, cheap, and often unsanitary restaurant, usually specializing in fried foods

greas′y spoon′


n.
Slang.
a cheap and rather unsanitary restaurant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greasy spoon - a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
Translations

greasy spoon (café)

n (pej inf)billiges Fresslokal (pej inf)
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5Spam TERRY JONES plays a Spam-loving, greasy spoon cafe proprietor with a clientele of singing Vikings in this sketch from 1976.
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