greasy spoon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greasy spoon a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
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Usage

In literature:

Schomberg did not open his lips till he was ready to thrust therein a spoonful of greasy rice.
"Falk" by Joseph Conrad
Fat came back to the table, and the Greasy Spoon again rang with laughter.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
Marie-Anne took the spoon, skimmed the bouillon, and then stirred it up for some time, to divide the greasy particles.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
Then he produced four deep pannikins from a sack, and four greasy-looking spoons.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then we go to a dinner club that makes the Buster look like a greasy spoon.
"Probability" by Louis Trimble
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In news:

I don't think we'd be doing Bobo 's a disservice by calling it a greasy-spoon restaurant.
For many people greasy-spoon food is a delicacy.
The Fate of a Fabled Greasy Spoon Raises Questions About Landmarking.
Best Total Revamping of a Greasy Spoon .
The new eye-popping paint job at Mother Hubbard's Café has officially erased most signs that the restaurant spent decades as one of Tucson's classic greasy spoon s.
Polishing Up a Greasy Spoon .
The OH&SH is the penultimate greasy spoon but unlike it's lonely, creepy equal often depicted in movies, this one is popular and bustling.
Perhaps the East Bay's closest thing to an East Coast diner or greasy spoon is the Emeryville institution the Oaks Corner, which is attached to the Oaks Card Club.
Best Total Revamping of a Greasy Spoon.
L ook up the term " greasy spoon" and you'll find a host of definitions, most often with "dive," "cheap," "short-order," and "fried" as part of the descriptions.
Lisa (owner), Herb and Wayne at Lisa's Diner, a sterling example of the greasy -spoon breed.
Said by one of four older women to myself and five friends as we looked for a table for breakfast at a greasy spoon in Baldwin after a weekend of camping.
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may have been gobbling their way through the greasy spoon grub and deep-fried fare of the campaign trail, but today - it's crunch time.
Polishing Up a Greasy Spoon.
Set in Phoenix, Arizona, this greasy spoon diner television comedy about a widower, her son and their colorful friends, won over the hearts of America, the critics and ME.
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