One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cheap eating house.
- ‘The hash house for me, and some job like it for you. A lousy parking lot job, where you wear a smock.’
- ‘Lang, who lives with his sister and whose only friends are the kindly owner of a hash house where he eats and the owner's small but spirited son, is a typical high-minded loser.’
- ‘They have worked in the same hash house for some time before progressing to an ostensible one-night stand.’
- ‘I know every corner of downtown so well that I see the buildings that once occupied the parking lots, the fine old department stores, the marquees and awnings of the nightclubs and hash houses and chow mein joints.’
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