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Meaning of BUCKET SHOP

Pronunciation:  'bukit shâp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
  2. [n]  an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm
 
 See Also: brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm, tap house, tavern

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Buck"et shop`\
An office or a place where facilities are given for betting
small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc.
[Slang, U.S.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: barroom, boiler room, boozer, brokerage, brokerage house, brokerage office, bunco game, con game, confidence game, drinkery, fall to, goldbrick, jump in, set to, shell game, skin game, stockbrokerage, thimblerig, thimblerigging
 

 

 

 

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