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gin mill

[jin] /dʒɪn/
noun, Slang.
1.
a bar or saloon, especially a cheap or disreputable one.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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gin mill

noun phrase

A saloon; barroom; tavern: There still are some boobs, alas, who'd like the old-time gin-mill back/ In some gin mill where they know the bartender

[1860+; certainly influenced by gin mill, ''cotton mill where a cotton gin is used'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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