juke joint

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juke joint (plural juke joints)

  1. (slang) an informal drinking establishment featuring blues music and dancing; primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States.
    • 1985, The Color Purple, 00:56:00
      "She's black as tar... nappy-headed... She got legs like baseball bats. Her own daddy won't have nothing to do with her. She's no more than a jook-joint Jezebel. She ain't even clean."

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