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juke house

noun, Southern U.S.
1.
a cheap roadhouse.
2.
a brothel.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; compare Gullah juke house brothel, Bambara dzugu wicked
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juke house

noun phrase

A brothel

[1940s+; the date should probably be earlier]


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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