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greasy spoon

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

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


n.
Slang.
a cheap and rather unsanitary restaurant.
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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
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Translations

greasy spoon (café)

n (pej inf)billiges Fresslokal (pej inf)
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IF you leave it too long before booking a Christmas party you will find that all the best places and dates have gone and you'll be celebrating Christmas next February in a greasy cafe serving all-day breakfasts.
TRUCKERS are being urged to ditch greasy cafe fry-ups and eat healthy food instead.
In fact it seems that the FSA could do worse than take my sister-inlaw onto their staff in the wake of their news that the greasy cafe is alive and flourishing with all manner of bacteria and mice droppings on the menu.
Bosses at a Birmingham factory have brought in a healthy eating policy to help wean workers away from the greasy cafe syndrome and reduce sick days.