Definition of hash house in US English:

hash house

noun

North American
informal
  • A cheap restaurant.

    • ‘They have worked in the same hash house for some time before progressing to an ostensible one-night stand.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The hash house for me, and some job like it for you. A lousy parking lot job, where you wear a smock.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

hash house

/ˈhaSH ˌhous/