Definition of no-tell motel in English:

no-tell motel

(also no-tel motel)

noun

US
slang
  • A motel which is used for illicit assignations between lovers; a disreputable, cheap, or run-down motel.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From no + tell + motel.

Pronunciation

no-tell motel

/ˈnɛʊˌtɛl məˈtɛl//ˈnəʊˌtɛl ˈməʊˌtɛl/