clip joint


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clip joint

n. Slang
A restaurant, nightclub, or other business where customers are regularly overcharged.

clip joint

n
slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged

clip′ joint`


n.
Slang. a business, esp. a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
[1930–35]

clip joint

- Based on clip, meaning "swindle, rob."
See also related terms for rob.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clip joint - a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment
spot - a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
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