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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. 2018.
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  • 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

(US, slang) a cheap café or restaurant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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A restaurant or lunch counter, esp a cheap one; hashery: the sort of lan-guage that one would expect to hear from a hobo in a Bowery hash-house (1875+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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