penny arcade


noun

an amusement hall or area that contains coin-operated entertainment devices, originally operated for a penny a play.

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Origin of penny arcade

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for penny arcade

penny arcade

noun

mainly US a public place with various coin-operated machines for entertainment; amusement arcade
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