fleapit

[ flee-pit ]
/ ˈfliˌpɪt /

noun British Slang.

a shabby public place, especially a run-down movie theater.

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Origin of fleapit

First recorded in 1935–40; flea + pit1
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British Dictionary definitions for fleapit

fleapit
/ (ˈfliːˌpɪt) /

noun

informal a shabby cinema or theatre
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