an inexpensive restaurant, diner, or the like, that serves a limited number of short-order dishes: We stopped for lunch at a roadside hash house.
Origin of hash house
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Related Words for hash housecafeteria, bistro, diner, joint, saloon, booth, tearoom, chophouse, lunchroom, grill, dump, facility, canteen, concession, automat, eatery, luncheonette, noshery, beanery
US slang a cheap café or restaurant
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