hashhouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hash +‎ house.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hashhouse (plural hashhouses)

  1. (US colloquial) A cheap diner or eating-house.
    • 1943, Raymond Chandler, The High Window, Penguin 2005, p. 86:
      ‘We went out about three-thirty or so to get something to eat at the hashhouse around the corner,’ Hench said.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 88:
      In the big town, no job, has to deal 'em off the arm in hashhouse again, sad.