tea pad

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tea pad (plural tea pads)

  1. (US, slang, obsolete) A hash-bar; a place to buy or smoke marijuana.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 3:
      Took my public-school training in three jails and a plenty of pool-rooms, went to college in a gang of tea-pads, earned my Ph.D. in more creep joints and speakeasies and dancehalls than the law allows.