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Barbary Coast

geographical name Bar·ba·ry Coast \ˈbär-b(ə-)rē\

Definition of BARBARY COAST

1
region N Africa extending from Egypt to the Atlantic & including the former Barbary States (Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, & Tripoli) —a chiefly former name
2
section of San Francisco formerly noted as a center of gambling, prostitution, and riotous nightlife —an informal name
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