juke joint

noun

Definition of juke joint

: a small inexpensive establishment for eating, drinking, or dancing to the music of a jukebox or a live band

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First Known Use of juke joint

1937


JUKE JOINT Defined for English Language Learners

juke joint

noun

Definition of juke joint for English Language Learners

  • : a cheap bar or club that has a jukebox


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