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English definition of “joint”

joint

noun [C] (PLACE)    /dʒɔɪnt/
C1 informal a bar or restaurant that serves cheap food and drink: We had lunch at a hamburger joint and then went to see a movie.Restaurants and cafes slang a place where people go for entertainment, especially one that has a bad reputation: He owned several bars in the city and ran an illegal gambling joint. We arrived at the club just before midnight and the joint was already jumping (= busy).Public entertainment venues
(Definition of joint noun (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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