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shotgun house

Slang definitions & phrases for shotgun house

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A matchmaker; a marriage broker

[1950s+; fr Yiddish shadchen, which is pronounced something like shotgun; perhaps reinforced by the notion of a shotgun wedding]

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