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honky-tonk definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a cheap drinking and dancing establishment [syn: barrelhouse, honky-tonk]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1894 1. a usually tawdry nightclub or dance hall; especially one that features country music 2. a district marked by places of cheap entertainment 3. country music that has a heavy beat and lyrics dealing usually with vice or misfortune honky-tonker noun II. adjective Date: circa 1920 1. of, used in, or being a form of ragtime piano playing performed typically on an upright piano 2. marked by or characteristic of honky-tonks

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. colloq. 1 ragtime piano music. 2 a cheap or disreputable nightclub, dancehall, etc. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(honky-tonks) 1. A honky-tonk is a cheap bar or nightclub. (AM) ...little honky-tonk bars in Texas. N-COUNT: oft N n 2. Honky-tonk is the kind of piano music that was formerly played in honky-tonks. ...the beat of honky-tonk pianos. N-UNCOUNT: oft N n



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