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rib joint

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rib joint

noun phrase

A brothel: fracas in a Minneapolis rib joint

[1943+; probably fr earlier rib, ''woman,'' fr Adam's rib, influenced by the designation of a restaurant specializing in barbecued spareribs]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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