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meat market

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meat market

noun phrase

  1. A place where one looks for sex partners; the milieu of the singles; meat rack: men, who are now in the meat market, just like women have always been/ They go out to the meat markets, then come back and say how awful it was (1896+)
  2. Any place where people are displayed, appraised, etc, and generally treated like cattle: the free gear, the summer job, the horrific meat market of the Nike summer camp for prime national hoop prospects (1980s+)
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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  • Then she went on to the meat market to buy the small amount of meat required for the three of them.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • That is where the meat market is now, and it is still a wide, open square.

    The Children's Book of London Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • They stopped in front of Hengel's meat market, and Hosey went in.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • Opposite the store is the bakery and creamery, and the meat market.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • A pair of these creatures were so tame that they crept about in the meat market among the feet of the buyers.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • The first man I struck was Blenkhorn, who ran the meat market.

  • You wish to get a partner to open a meat market in connection with your grocery.

    Business English Rose Buhlig
  • Why do you often find a meat market in connection with a grocery?

    Business English Rose Buhlig
  • A visit to the meat market will afford opportunity for study of the muscular system of the domestic animals.

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