Joint

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Definition

a (hamburger) joint (US): a (hamburger) place, establishment (US)
noun
Joint is a very familiar term (American slang) that means all establishments such as restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs:

Kevin suggested a fast-food joint just around the corner that's not too expensive.
I know a great salsa joint downtown.

I was in the joint (last year): I was in prison, jail (last year)
noun

Examples

  • "First we went to dinner at this trendy new Japanese joint called SakeBomb, on Dolores Street."
  • "You weren't in the joint, were you?"
  • "Thursday night is Battle of The Bands night at this basement joint."

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