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fleabag

[flee-bag] /ˈfliˌbæg/
noun, Slang.
1.
a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.
2.
any shabby or low-grade public establishment.
3.
a worthless racehorse.
4.
a dog, especially one that is flea-ridden.
5.
a bed.
6.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; flea + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for fleabag

fleabag

/ˈfliːˌbæɡ/
noun (slang)
1.
(Brit) a dirty or unkempt person
2.
(US) a cheap or dirty hotel
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Slang definitions & phrases for fleabag

fleabag

modifier

: She will no longer take her dates to fleabag hotels

noun
  1. A bed; mattress; bunk or hammock (1839+)
  2. An inferior racehorse (1950s+ Horse-racing)
  3. cheap and wretched hotel or rooming house; flop, flophouse: my last French hotel of the war: a fleabag two rooms wide/ He has transformed the motel from the old wayside fleabag into the most popular home away from home (late 1820s+)
  4. Any cheap, dirty, or ramshackle public place: unveiled at an owl show in a Forty-second Street flea bag (1950s+)

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