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greasy spoon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasy spoon(noun)

    a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods

Wiktionary

  1. greasy spoon(Noun)

    An inexpensive diner or other informal restaurant, especially one specializing in frying or grilling.

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  1. Greasy spoon

    Greasy spoon is a colloquial term for a small, cheap, sometimes rather unsanitary, archetypal working-class restaurant or diner, that most typically specializes in fried foods. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term originated in the United States, and is now used in various English-speaking countries. The name "greasy spoon" is used to imply a less-than-rigorous approach to hygiene and dishwashing, and appears in use in the early 20th century. The term greasy spoon has been used to refer to a "small cheap restaurant" since 1925.

How to pronounce greasy spoon?

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How to say greasy spoon in sign language?

  1. greasyspoon

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greasy spoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greasy spoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of greasy spoon in a Sentence

  1. Eric Widick:

    It's kind of one of your little greasy spoon restaurants, we're a community. If one person is in need, we'll all be there for them.

Images & Illustrations of greasy spoon

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