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sawdust parlor

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sawdust parlor

noun phrase

A cheap nightclub, restaurant, etc: not a rug joint but rather a sawdust parlor

[1950s+; fr the former use of sawdust as a floor covering]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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