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penny arcade

an amusement hall or area that contains coin-operated entertainment devices, originally operated for a penny a play.
Origin of penny arcade
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Last season a man put in a penny arcade, but that caught only the cheap trade and not much of that.

  • W'at's he come makin' a noise like a penny arcade for amongst gen'lemen that comes in the square to set and think?

British Dictionary definitions for penny arcade

penny arcade

(mainly US) a public place with various coin-operated machines for entertainment; amusement arcade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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