juke joint

juke joint
noun
a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
Syn: ↑juke, ↑jook, ↑jook joint, ↑juke house, ↑jook house
Hypernyms: ↑joint

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noun
Etymology: Gullah juke, joog disorderly, wicked (in juke house brothel), of West African origin; akin to Wolof dzug to lead a disorderly life, Bambara dzugu wicked
: an establishment having a jukebox; especially : a small inexpensive establishment for eating, drinking, or dancing to the music of a jukebox

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an establishment where one can eat, drink, and, usually, dance to music provided by a jukebox.
Also, jook joint. Also called jook.
[1935-40; see JUKE HOUSE]

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juke joint,
U.S. Slang.
1. a tavern, roadhouse, or cheap cafe where music is furnished by a jukebox.
2. a roadhouse where liquor is sold.

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n. a bar featuring music on a jukebox and typically having an area for dancing

she would slip out of the house with tall country boys... going out to good-time, finger popping juke joints

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noun, pl ⋯ joints [count]
US informal : a cheap bar or club that has a jukebox

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