greasy-spoon

greasy spoon

noun Slang.
a cheap and rather unsanitary restaurant.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism

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greasy spoon
 
n
slang a small, cheap, and often unsanitary restaurant, usually specializing in fried foods

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greasy spoon definition


  1. n.
    an untidy and unappetizing diner or restaurant. : Let's eat at the greasy spoon over on Maple. The food is gross, but the people-watching is good.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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