clip joint

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noun
  1. Slang. a business, especially a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.

  2. Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.

Origin of clip joint

1
An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

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How to use clip joint in a sentence

  • They might just take their money to the next clip joint down the street.

    Vigorish | Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for clip joint

clip joint

noun
  1. slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged

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