clip joint


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

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of clip joint was in 1932

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“Clip joint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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