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juke joint

an establishment where one can eat, drink, and, usually, dance to music provided by a jukebox.
Also, jook joint.
Also called jook.
Origin of juke joint
1935-40; see juke house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for juke joint
  • With a whirling style based on equal parts gospel and juke joint, his every note bespeaks the blues.
  • But he achieved that fame with a style better suited to a nightclub stage than to a rural juke joint or storefront church.
Slang definitions & phrases for juke joint

juke joint

noun phrase

A usually cheap bar, roadside tavern, etc, with a jukebox (1935+)

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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