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+)
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+)
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Examples from the web for meat market
As the daughter of a cop who grew up over a meat market in East Boston, Di Silva knew better than to ask a lot of questions.