clip joint
noun Date: 1932 1. slang a place of public entertainment (as a nightclub) that makes a practice of defrauding patrons (as by overcharging) 2. slang a business that makes a practice of overcharging

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — noun a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment • Hypernyms: ↑spot * * * noun Etymology: clip (III) slang 1. : a place of public entertainment (as a café or nightclub) that makes a practice of defr …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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