grindhouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grind +‎ house. From bump and grind {{Dubious}}. The term may originally have been used for burlesque houses in the 1940s.

Noun[edit]

grindhouse (plural grindhouses)

  1. (US film) A low-budget film theater that shows primarily exploitation films
    • 2007 April 10, Dave Kehr, “New DVDs”, New York Times:
      For Mr. Bava [] , the road from the grindhouse to the art house — or at least, the virtual art house of the DVD player — has turned out to be surprisingly, encouragingly short.

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