a nightclub.

Origin of nightspot

First recorded in 1935–40; night + spot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nightspot

nightclub, club

Examples from the Web for nightspot

Historical Examples of nightspot

  • They found a table, crowded though the nightspot was, and ordered a bottle of chilled Feteasca.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for nightspot



an informal word for nightclub
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for nightspot

also night spot, "nightclub," 1936, from night (n.) + spot (n.) "place."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper