noun Date: 1937 British a dilapidated building usually housing a movie theater

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  • fleapit — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a dingy, dirty place, especially a run down cinema …   English terms dictionary

  • fleapit — [flē′pit΄] n. Informal a public place, esp. a hotel or theater, that is cheap, run down, inferior, etc …   English World dictionary

  • fleapit — UK [ˈfliːˌpɪt] / US [ˈflɪˌpɪt] noun [countable] Word forms fleapit : singular fleapit plural fleapits British informal an old dirty cinema …   English dictionary

  • fleapit — [[t]fli͟ːpɪt[/t]] fleapits also flea pit N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to a cinema or theatre as a fleapit, you mean that it is old and does not look very clean or tidy. [BRIT, HUMOROUS, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • fleapit — /flee pit /, n. Brit. Slang. a shabby public place, esp. a run down motion picture theater. [1935 40; FLEA + PIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fleapit — shabby, dirty room or building, especially a cinema …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fleapit — Australian Slang shabby, dirty room or building, especially a cinema …   English dialects glossary

  • fleapit — flea|pit [ˈfli:ˌpıt] n old fashioned a cheap dirty cinema or theatre used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fleapit — n a cheap, dirty cinema. Originally the term usually referred to the front stalls section and the pit in front of the screen. Before World War II, in the case of rural cinemas especially, the term was often a literal description …   Contemporary slang

  • fleapit — n. (Informal) dirty old and run down movie theatre; (Slang) flea house …   English contemporary dictionary

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