gin mill
noun Date: 1865 bar, saloon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gin mill — Mill Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gin mill — gin′ mill [[t]dʒɪn[/t]] n. Slang. sts a bar; saloon • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • gin mill — [n] barroom alehouse, beer garden, cocktail lounge, drinkery, pub, public house, saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole; concepts 439,448,449 …   New thesaurus

  • gin mill — ☆ gin mill [jin ] n. Slang a bar or saloon …   English World dictionary

  • gin mill — AND gin dive; gin palace n. a saloon; a low liquor establishment. □ Fred hit every gin mill on the way home. □ ou’ll find Bob in some gin dive on the west side of town …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gin mill — ginmill ginmill, gin mill gin mill . A commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a barroom; a disparaging term suggesting a cheap or disreputable bar. Syn: barroom, bar room, bar, saloon, taproom. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gin mill — np A bar. She dragged me down to some gin mill where her sister sang and hoofed. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • gin mill — noun tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals • Syn: ↑public house, ↑pub, ↑saloon, ↑pothouse, ↑taphouse • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gin mill — {n.}, {slang} A bar where liquor is sold. * /Rush Street in Chicago is full of gin mills./ Syn.: SPEAKEASY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gin mill — {n.}, {slang} A bar where liquor is sold. * /Rush Street in Chicago is full of gin mills./ Syn.: SPEAKEASY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gin mill — noun A tavern that serves gin …   Wiktionary

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