clip joint

noun

Definition of clip joint

1 slang : a place of public entertainment (such as a nightclub) that makes a practice of defrauding patrons (as by overcharging)
2 slang : a business that makes a practice of overcharging

First Known Use of clip joint

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of clip joint was in 1932

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“Clip joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip%20joint. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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clip joint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clip joint

slang : a business (such as a bar or nightclub) that makes its customers pay too much money

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