meat market

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The term meat market was coined in the 1950s. Sex has been likened to meat since as early as the 16th century with such references to it as "have a jumble in the giblets" and "have a bit of mutton", not to mention "carnal relations".

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meat market (plural meat markets)

  1. A market where meat is sold.
  2. (colloquial, idiomatic) A place where one goes for a casual sexual encounter, such as a bar (establishment) or night club.
  3. (colloquial) A place or situation abounding in men, especially beefcake.

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