amusement arcade

noun

: an amusement center having coin-operated games : penny arcade

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Taiwan is now reporting a number of clusters, including cases linked to hostess teahouses in Taipei and an amusement arcade in northeastern Yilan city. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 17 May 2021 But apart from one flight attendant with a history of travel, the source of the new cases, which include workers at tea houses and an amusement arcade, remains unclear. Leslie Nguyen-okwu, Quartz, 12 May 2021 In a separate incident in the state, nine people were shot dead at an amusement arcade, probably by a drug gang. The Economist, 6 Feb. 2020 Four people walked into the amusement arcade, asked questions of some patrons and began firing with military-grade weapons, the attorney general's office said in a statement. Flora Charner And Ana Cucalon, CNN, 4 Feb. 2020 Those who lived through the 1990s may remember the craze of dance games in the amusement arcades. Andy Clark, Popular Science, 9 Jan. 2020 And because my character, Ginny, lives above a shooting alley within an amusement arcade, there were the fairground lights always coming through the windows. Elena Howe, latimes.com, 21 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amusement arcade was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Amusement arcade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amusement%20arcade. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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