clip-joint

clip joint

noun
1.
Slang. a business, especially a place of entertainment, that makes a practice of overcharging or cheating customers.
2.
Masonry. a mortar joint made higher than usual in order to level the course above.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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clip joint
 
n
slang a place, such as a nightclub or restaurant, in which customers are overcharged

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clip joint definition


  1. n.
    a business establishment that cheats customers. : The clip joint on Fourth Street was busted last night.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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