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juke joint

or jook joint

an establishment where one can eat, drink, and, usually, dance to music provided by a jukebox.
Also called jook.
Origin of juke joint
First recorded in 1935-40; See origin at juke house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Contemporary Examples
  • It was as if black culture was a juke joint in the woods that whites had to travel to in order to experience it.

  • It was no longer a juke joint in the woods, it was Starbucks: ubiquitous and open to everyone.

Slang definitions & phrases for juke joint

juke joint

noun phrase

A usually cheap bar, roadside tavern, etc, with a jukebox (1935+)

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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