Slang Dictionary

joint definition

  1. n.
    a tavern; a speakeasy. (Prohibition.) : I wanted to open a joint, but I don't have the cash.
  2. n.
    a low-class establishment; a dive. : Let's get out of this crummy joint.
  3. n.
    a tobacco cigarette. : Why are beggars being choosers about their joints all of a sudden?
  4. n.
    a marijuana cigarette. : The joint wasn't enough to carry him very long.
  5. n.
    a penis. (Usually objectionable.) : He covered his joint and ran for the dressing room.
  6. n.
    a jail; a prison. (Underworld.) : Lefty just got out of the joint.
  7. n.
    a toilet. : I gotta get to the joint fast!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


see nose out of joint; out of joint.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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