gin joint

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gin joint (plural gin joints)

  1. (dated, slang) A commercial establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, especially one which is shabby or downmarket.
    • 1942, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch, Casablanca (motion picture):
      Rick Blaine: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
    • 1999 September 27, Anthony Spaeth, “Sex, Drugs and The Roll of Dice”, in Time, retrieved 22 March 2020:
      The heroin trade has also flourished in Ruili, along with all the ancillary businesses of bordertowns: casinos, gin joints, a glitzy bowling alley, beauty parlors and garish short-time hotels catering to bigger-spending debauchers.
    • 2017 January 10, Randy Kennedy, “'Inventing Downtown' Recalls When Artists Ran the Galleries”, in New York Times, retrieved 22 March 2020:
      The Tanager was founded on East Fourth Street in a former barbershop, then relocated in 1953 to 90 East 10th, a cheaper, narrow, four-story building upstairs from a gin joint.