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hash house

noun, Slang.
an inexpensive restaurant, diner, or the like, that serves a limited number of short-order dishes:
We stopped for lunch at a roadside hash house.
Origin of hash house
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We get pitched out of five before I steer him to a hash house.

    Probability Louis Trimble
  • We traveled along the road that leads from the hash house, and met a farmer with a gun.

    Jiglets Walter Jones
  • With the freedom of the camps he assaulted our ears and claimed the fellowship of men lost in the wilds of a hash house.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for hash house

hash house

(US, slang) a cheap café or restaurant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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