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    (takeout) joints = takeout low -class restaurant?

    Darryl Scott is every inch a city guy, born and raised in the neighborhoods around Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. But there is a difference between Scott and the fellows he hangs out with at the takeout joints and liquor stores along Park Heights Avenue, just outside the track's main gate: They love the races; he lives for the horses.
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    Q1: joint =a cheap or disreputable gathering place?


    Q2: takeout joints = takeout low -class restaurants?

    Thank you!

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    Re: (takeout) joints = takeout low -class restaurant?

    Hi thedaffodils - takeouts are restaurants that sell food that you take away (a synonym for takeout would be takeaway) and eat somewhere else. Also the food as such that can be bought at these places is called takeout/takeaway.

    Joint is a place where people meet, used with a rather pejorative meaning.

    So takeout joints are restaurants that are regarded as being cheap, or even tatty.


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    Re: (takeout) joints = takeout low -class restaurant?

    Thank you for your help, Snowcake.

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    Re: (takeout) joints = takeout low -class restaurant?

    You're welcome. I'm glad I could help.

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