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hash house

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noun Slang.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for hash-house

Historical Examples

  • Poor Molly was an indifferent cook, and the food at Rainsford's hash-house was horrible.

    Fairfax and His Pride

    Marie Van Vorst


British Dictionary definitions for hash-house

hash house

noun
  1. US slang a cheap café or restaurant
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