Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun nick·el·ode·on \ˌni-kə-ˈlō-dē-ən\

Definition of nickelodeon

  1. 1 :  an early movie theater to which admission usually cost five cents

  2. 2 :  jukebox

Origin and Etymology of nickelodeon

probably from nickel + -odeon (as in melodeon music hall)

First Known Use: 1907

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nickelodeon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).