fruit machine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fruit +‎ machine

  • (slot machine): From originating with machines with fruit pictures
  • (criminology): From being a machine used to identify fruits (homosexuals)
  • (food): From being a machine containing fruits

Noun[edit]

fruit machine (plural fruit machines)

  1. (Britain, gambling) A slot machine, especially one having spinning wheels identified with pictures of fruit.
  2. (Canada, criminology, slang) A device developed to identify homosexual people by measuring their physical responses to different kinds of pornography.
  3. (food) A vending machine which handles fruit

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