[ grahynd-hous ]
/ ˈgraɪndˌhaʊs /
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noun Slang.
Also grind house . a burlesque house, especially one providing continuous entertainment at reduced prices.
a movie theater with inexpensive admission pricing that shows low-budget films one after another, throughout the day and all or most of the night.
adjective Slang.
of or relating to the low-budget films shown in these theaters, as exploitation films or B-movies: It’s an old grindhouse flick with cannibals hunting teens through an abandoned warehouse.His art films have a cheap grindhouse aesthetic.
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Origin of grindhouse

First recorded in 1920–25; grind (in the combined sense “to operate an early movie projector by turning a handle or crank” and “a low-budget film that a studio grinds out”) + house
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How to use grindhouse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for grindhouse

/ (ˈɡraɪndˌhaʊs) /

mainly US
  1. a cinema specializing in violent or exploitative films such as martial arts movies from Japan and Hong Kong
  2. (as modifier)a grindhouse film
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