hash house

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nounSlang.
  1. 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

1
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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How to use hash house in a sentence

  • With the freedom of the camps he assaulted our ears and claimed the fellowship of men lost in the wilds of a hash house.

    The Four Million | O. Henry
  • Poor Molly was an indifferent cook, and the food at Rainsford's hash-house was horrible.

    Fairfax and His Pride | Marie Van Vorst
  • We get pitched out of five before I steer him to a hash house.

    Probability | Louis Trimble
  • We traveled along the road that leads from the hash house, and met a farmer with a gun.

    Jiglets | Walter Jones
  • He took her by the arm and piloted her across the thoroughfare, then into the dingy hash-house and to a table in a far corner.

    The Air Trust | George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for hash house

hash house

noun
  1. US slang a cheap café or restaurant

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