hop joint

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hop joint (plural hop joints)

  1. (slang) An establishment where opium is smoked.
    • 1915, George Bronson-Howard, God's Man, page 39:
      There's quite a trade in laudanum since the police started shaking down the hop-joints so much.
    • 1897, John Sanderson Christison, Crime and Criminals, page 58:
      Another female inmate of her abode told her its use would bring luck, so she spent a day in a "hop joint" smoking opium until night came.