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main drag

noun, Slang.
1.
the main street of a city or town; main stem.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for main drag
  • Prodded by boozy dares, bikers raced one another down the main drag.
  • Its main drag is a block long, featuring a quaint coffee shop with a rack for the regulars' mugs.
  • There was a business area in the main drag that obviously because of that activity the businesses had suffered.
  • Shoppers can find antique stores, gift and surf shops on the main drag.
  • The hotel has free shuttle service to the town's main drag.
  • Gatlinburg has themed golf courses aplenty up and down the main drag.
Slang definitions & phrases for main drag

main drag

noun phrase

The major street of a town or city •Main stem was used of a railroad line by 1832: We begged together on the ''main drag''/ We sifted along the main stem (entry form 1851+, variant 1900+)


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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Idioms and Phrases with main drag

main drag

The principal street of a city or town, as in Several stores on the main drag have closed. This slangy term was first recorded in 1851.
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