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walk-in

[wawk-in] /ˈwɔkˌɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to persons who walk into a place from the street, especially irregularly or without an appointment:
walk-in customers; walk-in sales; a walk-in patient.
2.
large enough to be walked into:
a walk-in kitchen.
noun
3.
a person, as a customer, patient, or interviewee, who arrives without an appointment:
Many of the clinic's patients are walk-ins who suddenly need help.
4.
something large enough to be walked into, as a closet.
5.
an assured victory in an election or other contest.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; adj., noun use of verb phrase walk in
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British Dictionary definitions for walkin

walk-in

adjective
1.
(of a cupboard) large enough to allow a person to enter and move about in
2.
(US) (of a building or apartment) located so as to admit of direct access from the street
3.
(of a flat or house) in a suitable condition for immediate occupation
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkin

walk-in

modifier

: He found a walk-in clinic just outside town

noun

A customer, patient, etc, who enters without an appointment: Our hair-styling boutique welcomes walk-ins (1970s+)


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