clip joint

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  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

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Words Nearby clip joint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

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

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