Definition of Greasy spoon

1. Noun. A small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods.




Definition of Greasy spoon

1. Noun. (idiomatic) An inexpensive diner or other informal restaurant, especially one specializing in frying or grilling. ¹

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Literary usage of Greasy spoon

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1. The Iron Puddler: My Life in the Rolling Mills and what Came of it by James John Davis (1922)
"Muckraking was just beginning in those days, and a prying reformer came to live for a while at the greasy spoon. He told us that so much grease in our food ..."

2. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"U • Io most people, the Mo Restaurant in Pine Bluff was only a hole-in-the-wall, greasy spoon restaurant, but to Anthony, it was a major part of his social ..."

3. Adventure Guide Maui by Sharon Hamblin (2005)
"On the corner of Kamo'i Street and the highway is Molokai Drive Inn, tf 808-553-5855, a greasy spoon drive-up restaurant with local food and milkshakes. ..."

4. Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle (1881)
"A greasy spoon, a dirty thumb-mark on a plate, a blotch of old mustard on a serviette—how trifling it all seems; and yet such trifles might shock the feeble ..."

5. The New Year's Gift and Juvenile Souvenir by Priscilla Maden Watts (1836)
"... a pleasure in peeling onions, cutting carrots, holding a greasy spoon, and roasting herself by the fire on a hot summer's day to skim and stir the soup. ..."

6. The Inner Law: A Novel by Will Nathaniel Harben (1915)
"he asked Crof- ton, approaching with a greasy spoon in his hand. "I can do them any way. I worked in a Bowery restaurant once." "Oh, I am going back to the ..."

7. Hygienic Cook Book: A Collection of Choice Recipes Carefully Tested by Jacob Arnbrecht (1914)
"... up a kitchen any more than you can help while getting a meal. It will take hours to straighten up after the meal is over. Do not lay a greasy spoon on ..."

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