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

Examples of juke joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, the couple debuted their new modern-day juke joint, Leah & Louise, in the city’s creative hub, Camp North End. Deanna Taylor, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Dec. 2021 The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer is set to play Squeak — a juke joint waitress/aspiring singer — in the film adaptation produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the 1985 film’s star and director. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 21 Oct. 2021 The stage set and background evoked a patinaed juke joint. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2021 The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer is set to play Squeak — a juke joint waitress/aspiring singer — in the film adaptation produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, the 1985 film’s star and director, the Hollywood Reporter writes. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 28 Aug. 2021 Auerbach went straight to Junior Kimbrough’s juke joint. Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times, 26 May 2021 Kimbrough’s juke joint near Holly Springs, Miss., where the blues legend played almost every Sunday. Gary Graff, cleveland, 17 May 2021 Even better is an homage to the drinking culture of the Deep South juke joint, drawing on moonshine and local gins with fruity, salty, and pungent elements like butterscotch, ginger, and hibiscus. Michael W. Twitty, Bon Appétit, 13 May 2021 Among the more than 100 places with markers are Ground Zero Blues Club and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Club Ebony and the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Dockery Farms in Cleveland and the Blue Front Café juke joint in Bentonia. Kerri Westenberg, chicagotribune.com, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of juke joint

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of juke joint was in 1937

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“Juke joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juke%20joint. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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juke joint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of juke joint

: a cheap bar or club that has a jukebox

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